Welcome to the Department of Statistics

"Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write." H.G. Wells

Enrol for 2019

After gaining admission to a programme of study and accepting your offer of place online, you can enrol for courses. Enrol early to get into the courses and class times you want. Find out more.

Our subject is ranked 43rd

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, the University of Auckland's statistics and operational research is ranked 43rd in the world. Find out more.

Data to Insight MOOC

Our hugely popular MOOC is running again from 15 October. It offers a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis, emphasising fundamental concepts and practical skills. Sign up at any time.

  • Powered by statistics
    14 November 2018
    There’s been much talk in the media of troubles in the energy market, with the spot prices that retailers pay generators soaring to new heights. Find out what Senior Lecturer Geoff Pritchard thinks about New Zealand’s energy industry.
  • University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
    08 November 2018
    Three of 15 leading-edge research projects within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland have attracted funding from this year’s Marsden fund. Find out more.
  • Expert advice for intending students
    01 November 2018
    Are you keen to study undergraduate statistics at the University of Auckland? If so, you may get to know Christine Miller and David Smith. They have both been the department’s undergraduate advisers for more than 20 years.
  • Quantum computing and deep space research awarded
    25 October 2018
    Associate Professor Renate Meyer is one of six University of Auckland scientists researching topics from deep space to the biodiversity of the sea floor have received top honours from the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ).
  • From a SEED grows mighty teaching ideas
    18 October 2018
    When your introductory statistics course has up to 600 students per lecture, how do you keep them engaged? You use technology in an innovative way, say Professional Teaching Fellows Anna Fergusson and Dr Rhys Jones.