The Department of Statistics is one of Australia’s largest statistics departments and offers a full range of statistical units, ranging from introductory statistics suitable for all Macquarie University students, through to units at Masters level, for those who wish to become professional applied statisticians.

We offer MAJORS in Statistics and Decision Science which can be taken in B.Com, BSc and BA degrees.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programs in statistics can be applied to many fields, including medicine, the social sciences, biology and finance. Our department is active in both theoretical and applied research, and we supervise a large number of PhD students from Australia and abroad.

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Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate studies

Decision Sciences


Master of Applied Statistics

Postgraduate coursework

Master of Applied Statistics
Master of Biostatistics

Master of Biostatistics

Higher Degree Research

PhD or MPhil
Master of Research


STAT175 & STAT170 are Planet units

Online resources

Interested in tutoring or demonstrating in STAT170?
If so please contact Victoria Park:
Telephone: +61-2-9850-8555

Minitab is available free from the student portal
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Mac owners can also use Minitab via iLab free
iLab allows you to have a virtual Windows desktop, with very useful programs, on your PC, Mac, iOS, Android or Linux device.
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The Statistics Exemptions Officer is
Dr Petra Graham