Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This honours program provides you with foundation research skills to underpin your future career as a researcher or practitioner in statistical sciences.
Specifically, honours students develop :
- communication skills
- critical thinking capability
- experience in analysis and problem solving
- knowledge of research theory and methods
- research independence and capacity for self-directed learning
Research experience gained as part of an honours program is required for most academic and research positions, and increasingly for positions in other sectors of industry.
In consultation with the program coordinator and your potential supervisor, you will be allocated a project that aims to complement your skills and areas of interest.
As an intending RMIT statistics honours student, you are eligible to attend the AMSI Summer School of Mathematics, and apply for financial support to do so.
Additionally, you may also apply for the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships for intending honours students where you will have the opportunity to work on a six to 12-week research project and receive support to attend the AMSIConnect conference.
The projects are developed specifically for honours students and may be a preliminary exploration, a smaller component of a bigger research project or part of an existing collaboration with industry.
Discipline areas include:
- analysis: survival data, reliability, exploratory data, time series, sequential, decision
- data mining, machine learning
- game theory and applications
- nonparametric statistical techniques
- optimisation and applications
- statistical quality control
- sport, bio, financial, multivariate statistics
- supply chain, and stochastic modelling
- queueing theory and applications
A list of current projects is available from the Honours Coordinator.
This undergraduate degree is closely aligned with RMIT's research community. Depending on your project, you will work with a supervisor who is actively contributing to RMIT's research strength areas or is involved in one or more internationally recognised research centres or groups.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Honours students work predominantly on an individual research project with the guidance of a supervisor.
You will also undertake a series of coursework modules to develop skills in research methods, research practice and communication. In consultation with your supervisor you will develop your research plan and submit a two-page research proposal explaining what you will do and why it is important.
You will document your findings in a thesis that will be presented to an audience consisting of peers and project supervisors.
Honours supervisors are connected to industry through RMIT’s many programs, research centres and groups.
RMIT works closely with relevant professional societies, government and other organisations to ensure our programs meet industry needs.
Graduates of this honours program frequently advance to a Masters or PhD program and undertake further research in their particular area of interest.
This pathway can also build a solid foundation for a future career in research organisations, government, industry or commerce where statistical expertise is required.
Program and course information
Knowledge to design surveys and experiments
Statistics is a mathematical science used in areas like biology, business, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and professional sport.