Graduates may find 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 and social research.
The Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics) aims to continue the statistical training provided by the Graduate Certificate, for people working with statistics in the social, life and health sciences or related areas. Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
1. Develop advanced cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise statistical knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems, and to think critically to generate and evaluate complex statistical ideas.
2. Assemble advanced technical and creative statistical skills in diverse fields.
3. Synthesis communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical statistical concepts to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.
4. Defend the application of advanced statistical knowledge and skills to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied advanced contexts.
5. Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate a range of advanced 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)