Science - Course - Project in Applied Statistics (For Non-Thesis Track)

  • Course Code: STAT670
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3crs.)
  • Course Type: Major Core (MJC)

Course Description

The project gives students the opportunity to identify and, with some guidance, carry out a practical investigation of the type that might be expected of a professional statistician, operational researcher or stochastic modeler. Each student is required to submit a project proposal in the second year of study and a supervisor is then allocated. Once project and supervisor are agreed, and an initial meeting has taken place, students are expected, over the remainder of the term, to complete (i) background reading on the application area and on the mathematical and statistical techniques required for the project, (ii) assembling of data and locating and becoming familiar with the necessary software, and (iii) final specification of the questions that are of interest and can feasibly be investigated in the time.