Course Description

Statistics opens the door to understanding our world through the exploration of data and the modelling of uncertainty. The need for statistics is growing rapidly as our ability to collect massive amounts of data outruns our ability to understand and use the data we collect. Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, declared that “the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians”, as the challenge of understanding large, complex data structures mounts. It is estimated that 2. 5 exabytes of data is generated every single day, with the accumulated amount of data doubling every 18 months, and that 90% of all data ever gathered was produced within the last two years. What’s more, statistics is critical for every discipline for which data play a role, and in responding to the world’s biggest challenges such as climate change, terrorism, health and medicine, and global economic conditions. Some of the world’s largest employers of statisticians include Google and Facebook as well as governments, financial institutions, medical and pharmaceutical industries, universities and many other sectors. By completing a BStat at ANU, you stand ready to meet humanity’s biggest challenges by understanding the world we observe through the eyes of data and statistical and probability modelling.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $43,680 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.5% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 85.3% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.2% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 63.8% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 44.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $55,300 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 061240A
Australian National University (ANU) Code: BSTAT