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梅西大学/Massey University

    课程名称: Master of Applied Statistics
    课程级别:硕士学位/Master's Degree(9级)
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    学费:$28,380 NZD Per Year
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    开学时间:25-February-2019
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    授课校区:Massey University
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    Course details

    Summary

    Making sense of the world

    The explosion of information and data available to the world has made those who can interpret it indispensable.

    WHAT IS IT LIKE?

    The explosion in the amount of data available has made those who can interpret this most important asset indispensable.

    The Master of Applied Statistics is a high-quality programme combining taught and research courses at postgraduate level. It is a 180 credit qualification able to be completed in 18 months full time.

    Learn from experts

    Your lecturers in the Master of Applied Statistics are experts in their field, leading international statistical research, with practical applications for worldwide issues. They are researching and applying their expertise in areas like computational techniques to understand and forecast the spread of diseases, and developing statistical models of poverty and malnutrition in third-world countries.

    Practical relevance

    As a Massey Master of Applied Statistics student you will learn the professional practice of statistics, and the quantitative skills to conduct robust statistical analyses that are effective in the real world.

    You will gain competence in the use of statistical software, including the R package. You will graduate with the skills to draw appropriate conclusions from a statistical analysis and be able to communicate them to both a statistical or non-statistical audience.

    Careers

    It’s a great time to be a statistician! The Wall Street Journal said in 2013 that “Data Crunchers [are] Now the Cool Kids on Campus”. ‘Big Data’ has opened up a huge range of career opportunities for those who are talented in working with figures. Statistics skills can be applied in almost any industry.

    Some key industries include:

    • Business: economics, engineering, marketing, computer science, data mining, business analytics
    • Physical sciences: astronomy, chemistry, physics
    • Health and medicine: genetics, clinical trials, epidemiology, pharmacology
    • Government: census, law, national defence
    • Environment: agriculture, ecology, forestry, animal populations

    The extra quantitative skills that you get from the statistics qualification can set you apart from other graduates when applying for jobs.

    Sought after by employers

    International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.

    Earn more

    A Ministry of Education report found that:

    • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
    • Five years after leaving study, most young domestic graduates will be earning above the national median earnings
    • Young masters graduates earn 86 per cent more than the national median
    • Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives

    Structure

    A master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.

    For progression to Part Two of the Master of Applied Statistics, a B+ Grade Average is needed for the first 90 credits undertaken for Part One.

    Entry criteria

    Admission to the Master of Applied Statistics requires you to have a bachelor degree, with a major in Statistics, or close equivalent, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300 level courses.

    English language requirements:

    • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
    • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
    • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
    • Cambridge English score of 180


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