#### Alice Batts

I combined the Quantitative Methods major with Marketing because I was interested in both marketing research and statistics. Having statistical skills gave me a competitive edge over other applicants when applying for marketing roles.

I combined the Quantitative Methods major with Marketing because I was interested in both marketing research and statistics. Having statistical skills gave me a competitive edge over other applicants when applying for marketing roles.

Quantitative methods are used in a variety of subject areas such as science, economics, marketing, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, education and sport. An increasing number of industries use quantitative reasoning for improving product and service quality, increasing efficiency in the workplace, and assessing their growth strategies. This major has a full, structured curriculum that provides you with practical, interdisciplinary research skills based on sound disciplinary foundations. The units are designed to empower you by ensuring you develop a broad range of skills and abilities that you will find useful and relevant to your own interests.

Students are able to (1) appreciate different possible approaches and tools for quantitative problem solving; (2) acquire a broad range of basic quantitative and computational techniques in the context of real applications; (3) understand the meaning and interpretation of basic quantitative methods; (4) suggest a method of solution when presented with an quantitative problem; (5) select the most appropriate technique when presented with two alternative techniques for solving a quantitative problem; (6) recognise which technique is being applied when presented with a step-by-step description of a quantitative technique; (7) select and apply basic quantitative and computational techniques, in practice, on a broad range of real data; (8) write succinct interpretations of the results, identify correct and incorrect interpretations, and identify the most appropriate statistical graphic supporting the conclusion when presented with the results of a quantitative technique; (9) extract key information relevant to a quantitative problem from various kinds of material (written documents, video recordings, role-playing interactions); (10) express specified quantitative information in language appropriate to a specified audience; (11) explain in lay terms the meaning of a computer output or statistical calculation; (12) identify obvious flaws in the presentation of quantitative information in newspaper and TV reports; and (13) recognise basic features and key results of quantitative analysis presented in scientific literature.

Quantitative Methods can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:**BP004 Bachelor of Science****BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)**

Quantitative Methods is a degree-specific single major comprising:

- two Level 1 units
- two Level 2 units
- four Level 3 units
- one Level 1 complementary unit

Key to availability of units: |

S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2 |

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points: | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S2 | MATH1012 | Mathematical Theory and Methods | : Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalentPrerequisites: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering MathematicsIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | STAT1400 | Statistics for Science | : Mathematics Applications ATAR or Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higherPrerequisites: STAT1510 Statistics A, STAT1520 Economic and Business StatisticsIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | STAT1520 | Economic and Business Statistics | : Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics or MATH0038 Mathematical Analysis or equivalent or higherPrerequisites: STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1510 Statistics A; STAT1530 Statistics B; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data AnalysisIncompatibility |

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points: | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S2 | CITS1402 | Relational Database Management Systems | : Mathematics Applications ATAR or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higherPrerequisites: CITS2232 DatabasesIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | ECON1111 | Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics | : Mathematics Applications (ATAR) or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or TEE Discrete Mathematics or MATH0700 Preparatory MathematicsPrerequisites: Mathematics Methods (ATAR) or higher; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or higher; TEE Applicable Mathematics; TEE Calculus; or MATH1701 Introductory Mathematics FoundationsIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | MATH1011 | Multivariable Calculus | : Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalentPrerequisites: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering MathematicsIncompatibility |

Take the complementary unit (6 points) (not required by students who have Mathematics: Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or equivalent or higher): | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1, S2 | MATH1720 | Mathematics Fundamentals | : ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B; MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics; ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics; or equivalent or higherIncompatibility |

Take all units (12 points): | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | STAT2401 | Analysis of Experiments | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and Statistics (students enrolled in the Master of Data Science may take one of these units as a co-requisite)Prerequisites: STAT2227 Applied Linear ModellingIncompatibility |

S2 | STAT2402 | Analysis of Observations | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and Statistics (students enrolled in the Master of Data Science may take one of these units as a co-requisite)Prerequisites: STAT2226 Statistical Models for DataIncompatibility |

Take all units (24 points): | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | STAT3401 | Advanced Data Analysis | : STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments and STAT2402 Analysis of Observations; Prerequisitesfor pre-2012 courses: (STAT2225 Statistical Science or STAT2226 Statistical Models for Data or STAT2402 Analysis of Observations) and [STAT2227 Applied Linear Modelling or STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments (may be taken concurrently)] |

S2 | STAT3402 | Communication and Problem Solving with Statistics | : STAT3401 Advanced Data AnalysisPrerequisites |

S1 | STAT3405 | Introduction to Bayesian Computing and Statistics | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and StatisticsPrerequisites |

S2 | STAT3406 | Applied Statistics and Data Visualisation | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and StatisticsPrerequisites |

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Quantitative Methods degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Quantitative Methods degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Quantitative Methods can also be taken as a second major.

Quantitative Methods can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:**BP001 Bachelor of Arts****BP002 Bachelor of Commerce****BP003 Bachelor of Design****BP004 Bachelor of Science****BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)**

The Quantitative Methods second major is a single major comprising:

- two Level 1 units
- two Level 2 units
- four Level 3 units
- one Level 1 additional unit

Key to availability of units: |

S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2 |

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points: | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S2 | MATH1012 | Mathematical Theory and Methods | : Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalentPrerequisites: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering MathematicsIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | STAT1400 | Statistics for Science | : Mathematics Applications ATAR or Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higherPrerequisites: STAT1510 Statistics A, STAT1520 Economic and Business StatisticsIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | STAT1520 | Economic and Business Statistics | : Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics or MATH0038 Mathematical Analysis or equivalent or higherPrerequisites: STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1510 Statistics A; STAT1530 Statistics B; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data AnalysisIncompatibility |

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points: | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S2 | CITS1402 | Relational Database Management Systems | : Mathematics Applications ATAR or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higherPrerequisites: CITS2232 DatabasesIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | ECON1111 | Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics | : Mathematics Applications (ATAR) or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or TEE Discrete Mathematics or MATH0700 Preparatory MathematicsPrerequisites: Mathematics Methods (ATAR) or higher; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or higher; TEE Applicable Mathematics; TEE Calculus; or MATH1701 Introductory Mathematics FoundationsIncompatibility |

S1, S2 | MATH1011 | Multivariable Calculus | : Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalentPrerequisites: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering MathematicsIncompatibility |

Take the additional unit (6 points) (not required by students who have Mathematics: Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or equivalent or higher): | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1, S2 | MATH1720 | Mathematics Fundamentals | : ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B; MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics; ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics; or equivalent or higherIncompatibility |

Take all units (12 points): | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | STAT2401 | Analysis of Experiments | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and Statistics (students enrolled in the Master of Data Science may take one of these units as a co-requisite)Prerequisites: STAT2227 Applied Linear ModellingIncompatibility |

S2 | STAT2402 | Analysis of Observations | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and Statistics (students enrolled in the Master of Data Science may take one of these units as a co-requisite)Prerequisites: STAT2226 Statistical Models for DataIncompatibility |

Take all units (24 points): | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | STAT3401 | Advanced Data Analysis | : STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments and STAT2402 Analysis of Observations; Prerequisitesfor pre-2012 courses: (STAT2225 Statistical Science or STAT2226 Statistical Models for Data or STAT2402 Analysis of Observations) and [STAT2227 Applied Linear Modelling or STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments (may be taken concurrently)] |

S2 | STAT3402 | Communication and Problem Solving with Statistics | : STAT3401 Advanced Data AnalysisPrerequisites |

S1 | STAT3405 | Introduction to Bayesian Computing and Statistics | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and StatisticsPrerequisites |

S2 | STAT3406 | Applied Statistics and Data Visualisation | : STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1020 Calculus, Probability and StatisticsPrerequisites |

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Quantitative Methods can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Quantitative Methods can also be taken as a degree-specific major.