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Statistical Concepts for Science

Undergraduate | MAQ-FOSX1015 | 2024

Gain vital statistics skills for your science degree and beyond. You’ll learn how to collect, organise, and summarise data. Explore statistical models. Use statistical software. Get set for science with a rigorous framework for analysing data.

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024

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Statistical Concepts for Science

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Organise and summarise data graphically and numerically
    2. Analyse and solve problems about distributions and sampling distributions.
    3. Evaluate and apply statistical strategies to answer a research question.
    4. Draw conclusions from the results of a statistical analysis
    5. Evaluate the appropriateness of statistical methodologies when analysing a variety of problems arising from other fields of research.
    6. Demonstrate foundational employability and self-directed learning skills, including recording academic achievements to link university study to future careers.

Entry requirements


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSY122, STAT122, STAT170, STAT150, STAT171, WSTA150
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
FOSE1015 Statistical Concepts for Science
STAT1170 Introductory Statistics
STAT1250 Business Statistics
WSTA1250 Business Statistics
STAT1371 Statistical Data Analysis

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA subjects offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in subjects through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Science

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