Course Description

This honours program provides you with foundation research skills to underpin your future career as a researcher or practitioner in statistical sciences.

Specifically, honours students develop:

  • communication skills
  • critical thinking capability
  • experience in analysis and problem solving
  • knowledge of research theory and methods
  • research independence and capacity for self-directed learning

Research experience gained as part of an honours program is required for most academic and research positions, and increasingly for positions in other sectors of industry.

In consultation with the program coordinator and your potential supervisor, you will be allocated a project that aims to complement your skills and areas of interest.

As an intending RMIT statistics honours student, you are eligible to attend the AMSI Summer School of Mathematics, and apply for financial support to do so.

Additionally, you may also apply for the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships for intending honours students where you will have the opportunity to work on a six to 12-week research project and receive support to attend the AMSIConnect conference.

Honours projects

The projects are developed specifically for honours students and may be a preliminary exploration, a smaller component of a bigger research project or part of an existing collaboration with industry.

Discipline areas include:

  • analysis: survival data, reliability, exploratory data, time series, sequential, decision
  • data mining, machine learning
  • game theory and applications
  • nonparametric statistical techniques
  • optimisation and applications
  • statistical quality control
  • sport, bio, financial, multivariate statistics
  • supply chain, and stochastic modelling
  • queueing theory and applications

A list of current projects is available from the here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 54.7% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 38.8% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $50,500 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 065137A
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH063

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will de