Graduates can seek positions as a research officer in a wide variety of areas including government agencies, market research, education, medical and biological sciences, town planning and social research.
The Master of Science (Applied Statistics) offers students the opportunity to become proficient in a broader range of units than is covered in the Graduate Diploma, and to develop research and writing skills. Upon successful completing this course students will be able to:
1. Develop advanced cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical statistical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship.
2. Assemble technical and creative statistical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, statistical concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice.
3. Initiate cognitive, technical and creative statistical skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level.
4. Combine communication and statistical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
5. Select statistical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.
6. Develop the application of statistical knowledge and skills, with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning.
7. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
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)