Quantitative Methods major
Note: this major is only available to reenrolling students.
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.
Outcomes
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 stepbystep 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, roleplaying 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.
Broadening guidelines
All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degreespecific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.
Quantitative Methods can be taken as a degreespecific major in the following degree courses:
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Overview of unit sequence
Quantitative Methods is a degreespecific single major comprising:
 two Level 1 units
 two Level 2 units
 four Level 3 units
 one Level 3 complementary unit
Key to availability of units: 

S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021 
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.
Level 1
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1, S2  MATH1012  Mathematical Theory and Methods 

S1, S2  STAT1400  Statistics for Science  
S1, S2  STAT1520  Economic and Business Statistics 
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S2  CITS1402  Relational Database Management Systems 

S1  ECON1111  Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics 

S1, S2  MATH1011  Multivariable Calculus 

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

S1, S2  MATH1720  Mathematics Fundamentals 

Level 2
Take all units (12 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1  STAT2401  Analysis of Experiments  
S2  STAT2402  Analysis of Observations 
Level 3
Take all units (24 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

N/A  STAT3401  Advanced Data Analysis  
N/A  STAT3402  Communication and Problem Solving with Statistics 

S1  STAT3405  Introduction to Bayesian Computing and Statistics  
S2  STAT3406  Applied Statistics and Data Visualisation 
Choosing your degreespecific major
Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music
You must satisfy the requirements of the degreespecific major in your degree before you complete your course.
Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
This comprehensive degree does not require you to choose a degreespecific major.
General degrees
You must satisfy the requirements of a degreespecific 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 degreespecific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degreespecific 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 degreespecific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degreespecific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the firstyear 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 degreespecific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.
There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .
Choosing a second major
You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to reenrolling students. and Bachelor of Science courses, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.
The following example illustrates how the Quantitative Methods degreespecific 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 .