Department of Statistics

Planning a BE

Statistics papers, such as Statistical Theory and Statistical Modelling, can be included as useful electives into a Bachelor of Engineering programme.

The Statistics programme

Statistics (including Operations Research) can be studied as either a major or minor part of any of the most popular degrees. Your choice of degree depends on what else you want to study.

Our Statistics Undergraduate Programme looks like this:


Applied courses are about practical methods for collecting and analysing data. Computers do the mechanical work of constructing graphs, estimates and tests, leaving us free to concentrate on understanding what it all means and how to react.

Theoretical courses are concerned with underlying principles and mathematical derivations. They are fun for people who like doing maths. Theoretical understanding is necessary if you wish to learn how to develop new statistical methods and is helpful for understanding advanced techniques.

Applied Statistics courses: Any Stage 1; STATS 201, STATS 208; STATS 301, STATS 302, STATS 326, STATS 330, STATS 331, STATS 340
Theoretical Statistics courses: STATS 125; STATS 210, STATS 225; STATS 310, STATS 320, STATS 325, STATS 370. MATHS 340 is very useful if going on to postgraduate study
Statistical Computing courses: STATS 220; STATS 301, STATS 380

Planning a Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

Many students include statistics papers such as Statistical Theory and Statistical Modelling as useful electives into their Bachelor of Engineering programme.

More information can be obtained from the Faculty of Engineering undergraduate website.