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BACHELOR OF COMMERCE HONOURS: MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS: FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME (QUALIFICATION CODE: 40528 – A1/A2) (NQF LEVEL: 8, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION: 120/126)

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS: MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS: FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME (QUALIFICATION CODE: 21527 – A1/A2) (NQF LEVEL: 8, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION: 120/126)

Admission requirements

The entrance requirement for the Honours degree in Mathematical Statistics is:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a weighted average of at least 60% in either Mathematical Statistics or Statistics as the major subject.
  • The programme requires a Mathematics level equivalent to NQF level 5.
  • The programme requires a Computer Literacy level equivalent to NQF level 5.

General

The Department must approve all applications for renewal of registration annually. The Department must approve the enrolment of a candidate for all the modules. All candidates must make themselves available for the honours programme meeting the first day of official lectures as per the NMMU almanac. The Honours programme consists of at least four coursework modules and a research report. Successful completion of the research report is required for the degree. The research report must be completed and submitted for assessment the first week of the November examination period. Submissions of the report thereafter may mean the results are released with the January re-assessment marks.

Duration

The qualification shall extend over one year of full-time and two years of part-time study.

Curriculum

The curriculum normally consists of five modules chosen from the list below. Candidates may replace one of these modules with other appropriate modules with the permission of the Head of the Department.

 

Module name Module Code Presented Credit Value NQF Level
Core modules: These two modules are compulsory.      
Project STAT400 Year 30 8
Multivariate Statistical Methods STAT401 Semester 1 24 8
Electives: Choose three of the modules listed below:
Note: Not all modules are presented each year.
Quantitative Data Analysis with Statistics STAT402 Year 24 8
Categorical Data Analysis STAT403 Year 24 8
Sampling Theory STAT404 Year 24 8
Selective Topics in Actuarial Statistics STAT405 Year 24 8
Non-parametric Statistics STAT406 Year 24 8
Credibility Theory and Econometrics STAT407 Year 24 8
Capita Selecta A STAT408 Year 24 8
Capita Selecta B STAT409 Year 24 8
Time Series Analysis STAT410 Year 24 8
Regression Analysis STAT411 Year 24 8
Analysis of Variance STAT412 Year 24 8
Probability Theory STAT413 Year 24 8
Mathematical Programming STAT414 Year 24 8
Total Credits   Minimum 120  

 

Syllabus

MODULE CODE                      MODULE NAME                                                         CREDITS

STAT 400                                 Honours Project                                                                         30

PURPOSE

To demonstrate the understanding of statistical theory by writing a research report.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to record important definitions and theorems of statistical theory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply statistical theories to problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make critical judgements and in-depth interpretations of statistical evaluations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to report on the research methodology required for a statistical project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to clean and code data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write statistical programmes in a statistical software package.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to report on statistical analysis and interpretations.

CORE CONTENT

  • Statistical programming and/or software application.
  • Establishing statistical protocols and methodologies.
  • Analyse statistical data using descriptive and advanced inferential techniques.
  • Read and write research reports.
  • Read, understand and interpret statistical theories.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment of research report submitted as per Department requirements.

MODERATION

External.

 

Masters

 
Module name Module Code Presented Credit Value NQF Level
Core module    
Treatise STAT500 Year 108 9
Electives: Choose three of the modules listed below:
Note: Not all modules are presented each year.
Quantitative Data Analysis with Statistics WSA500 Year 24 9
Categorical Data Analysis WSC500 Year 24 9
Sampling Theory WSE500 Year 24 9
Selective Topics in Actuarial Statistics WSH500 Year 24 9
Multivariate Statistical Methods WSM500 Semester 1 24 9
Non-parametric Statistics WSN500 Year 24 9
Credibility Theory and Econometrics WSO500 Year 24 9
Capita Selecta A WSQ500 Year 24 9
Capita Selecta B WSR500 Year 24 9
Time Series Analysis WSS500 Year 24 9
Regression Analysis WSU500 Year 24 9
Analysis of Variance WSV500 Year 24 9
Probability Theory WSW500 Year 24 9
Mathematical Programming WSZ500 Year 24 9
Total Credits Minimum 180