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

The 10 best jobs of 2015!

A recent report by, a career guidance website, has recently released the top 10 jobs of 2015 – and they will all make you wish you paid more attention in STAT170.

The report evaluated several variables including income, outlook, environmental factors, stress, and physical demands for 200 professions across a wide variety of industries, salary ranges, and skill levels. This year, Mathematician, Statistician and Biomedical Engineer all took top spots, with Data Scientists taking the top mid-level income at $124,149!

One thing is for sure: a numerate degree will always stand you in good stead!


We are moving
From 9th June, 2015, we shall be located on Level 2 of the Australian Hearing Hub (AHH). Our phone numbers will be the same. There will be an internal phone outside our office space.

STAT175 & STAT170 are Planet units

Online resources

Interested in tutoring or demonstrating in STAT170 or other Statistics units?
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
Ms Anne Karpin

Need academic advice?

Faculty of Science and Engineering Academic Advisors are here to help you reach your desired qualification in the most efficient way, given your individual circumstances.