Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Statistics
Macquarie University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
5 years

Course Description

Bachelor ofEngineering (Honours) with the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Statistics



As a discipline, statistics is the development and application of methods for collecting, analysing and interpreting data. It is the science of learning from data, or converting data into knowledge. One of the aims of statistics is to produce the 'best' information from available data by reducing uncertainty in decision-making. It also aims to detect patterns in the data, and design experiments and other data collection methods to help decision-making by estimating the present and/or predicting the future.

Statistics is an essential tool for making informed decisions in all areas of business and government. It applies to many disciplines, from the physical and social sciences to the humanities. Statisticians may work by themselves, but they usually work in a team. This could include research specialists, and clerical or computing staff who collect and analyse data.


  • Enhanced job opportunities through the comprehensive study of core disciplinary units, with a capstone unit in statistical consulting.
  • Opportunity to broaden your knowledge through interdisciplinary study.

Career Opportunities


This major provides you with various career opportunities, including: 

  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Pharmaceutical engineer
  • Quality analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Researcher
  • Risk analyst
  • Statistician


  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Government (state and federal)
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Market research organisations
  • Medical and pharmaceutical companies

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