Courses & Units

Advanced Topics in Statistics and Operations Research KMA458

Introduction

This Honours-level unit is available for students enrolled in Honours Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics, or by permission of the Unit Coordinator.

Students will study modern topics in statistics and operations research. The unit will cover a range of models, examples of their applications in real world, and simulation methods and computational techniques for their analysis. The topics covered in this unit may differ slightly from year to year based on staff availability and students’ interests.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Topics in Statistics and Operations Research
Unit code KMA458
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Coordinator Associate Professor Malgorzata O'Reilly
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Construct suitable statistics and operations research models for a range of real-world situations.
  • Apply advanced problem-solving and analytical techniques for the analysis of real-world problems.
  • Read and communicate in relevant mathematical language and notation to an audience of peers.
  • Apply formal definitions and properties of fundamental mathematical structures encountered in the unit, in the context of rigorous analysis.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr tutorial/class

AssessmentAssignment (multiple) (60%)|Report (30%)|Presentation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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