Bachelor of Science – Statistics
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

Gain quantitative and problem-solving skills to increase your competitiveness in the job market across a multitude of industries, with the only university in Queensland to offer a statistics major completely via online study. Examining the fundamentals of theoretical and applied statistics, mathematical modelling and operations research, the degree incorporates practical methods for undertaking analysis, modelling and decision-making. Emphasis is placed on understanding the concepts and principles associated with dealing with data, using data sets from a range of disciplines as well as examples of statistics presented in popular media. You will develop modular coding skills aligning to the basic principles of software engineering, as well as learning more about statistical programs such as R, an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. Graduates of this degree have found work with the Queensland Office of Gaming Regulation, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the Queensland Treasury.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.


Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

There is currently a shortage of professional statisticians and graduates with strong quantitative knowledge and skills across a range of industries in Australia. You may find work as a Financial Analyst, Systems Analyst, Risk or Focus Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Biostatistician, Statistical Analyst, Data Analyst, Psychological Statistician, Finance Consultant, Business Analyst or Psychometrician.

Course Code
Start Date
Nov 2022
Feb 2023
Jul 2023
Offer rounds
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD