Master of Statistics and Operations Research
The program combines statistics fundamentals and operations research to find solutions to industry problems.
You'll be exposed to the techniques scientists, market researchers, financial analysts, economists and consultants use in various commercial and government organisations.
The program will introduce you to contemporary statistical and operations research software and give you in-depth understanding of processes involved.
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
The program aims to provide opportunities for you to further your understanding in the modelling of physical, biological and economic phenomena so that you will be able to contribute to applied research and development in industry, commerce and research. The consulting component and minor thesis will develop your consulting and research skills.
The Master consists of 192 credit points and incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).
Program entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent with a Credit average in a first year Mathematics course.
Students with substantial knowledge of industrial or business practices through work experience may be considered.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
- Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
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