Data is constantly being captured, but variability makes processing this data challenging. Statistics is the science and art of making decisions in the presence of variability. This subject provides a foundation to statistics. It includes an introduction to data science, inferential statistics as well Bayesian statistics. The subject's orientation is towards the sciences and covers both experimental and observational data including big data. The emphasis is on understanding, critically evaluating and then reflecting on a range of vital statistical concepts and applying acquired skills to data interpretation, management and modelling by the use of a modern software package.
School of Computing and Mathematics
Available to postgraduate students only.
Students who have completed STA201 or STA401 may not enrol in STA501. This is because a significant component of material covered in STA501 is similar to material they have already studied in STA201 or STA401.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.