Graduates may seek research assistant positions involving both the management and application of research in a wide variety of areas including government agencies, market research, education, medical and biological sciences, town planning, social research or sports areas.
The Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics) aims to produce students who will be able to:
1. Develop cognitive skills to review, analyse and consolidate statistical knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems, and to think critically to generate complex statistical ideas.
2. Assemble specialised technical and creative statistical skills in diverse fields.
3. Synthesise communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical statistical concepts to transfer knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.
4. Defend the application of statistical knowledge and skills to make independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts.
5. Initiate, plan, and implement a range of statistical analyses within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts.
6. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters.
The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:
- Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas and have an ability to engage in critical enquiry
- Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- Effective and ethical in work, community situations and reasoning skills
- Adaptable and able to manage change
- Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. sociocultural, economic, natural)