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A stepping stone
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics will upgrade your skills in statistics. It is also useful if you do not have a statistics background and would like to join the industry.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (GradDipApplStat) is a great stepping stone if you have a qualification in another area, but wish to learn more about statistics. Or you wish to progress to study a statistics degree.
This qualification will give you an understanding and skills in the application of statistical methods, rather than an understanding of the underlying theory.
Statistics is the science of evidence. It allows us to quantify risk. It also allows us to make effective decisions even when we are uncertain about the world around us. Is this new treatment effective against breast cancer? What advertisements should my website display in order to increase my revenue? How can I better interpret that weak distress signal coming from a vessel far out at sea?
Your lecturers in the graduate diploma are experts in their field, leading international statistical research.
There is a well-established community of fundamental scientists and students at Massey. We have large active student groups where we work together to share discoveries and research and provide peer support.
When you study statistics at Massey, you’ll benefit from the multi-disciplinary environment. You’ll also benefit from a world-leading science faculty with expertise in all the fundamental sciences.
There are no formal research requirements other than those required for assignments or individual courses. The aim of the graduate diploma is to encourage students to take advantage of ongoing and regularly updated learning packages throughout their life.
This qualification, with further study, can help you move into a career in statistics. Or it can help assist you to move up the hierarchy of your current career. ‘Big Data’ has opened up a huge range of career opportunities for those who are talented in working with figures. Statistics skills can be applied in almost any industry.
Some key industries include:
The extra quantitative skills that you get from the statistics qualification can set you apart from other graduates when applying for jobs.
New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.
Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.
As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics you will
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and programmes that may help.
If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.
From the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma including:
Schedule A courses
Schedule B and C courses, including not more than 30 credits from Schedule C
Ensure that overall, you also have:
Attend field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.
|161250||Data Analysis for Biologists||15|
|161221||Applied Linear Models||15|
|161222||Design and Analysis of Experiments||15|
|161223||Introduction to Data Mining||15|
|233214||GIS and Spatial Statistics||15|
|161303||Probability and Random Processes||15|
|161304||Advanced Statistical Modelling||15|
|161306||Advanced Data Analysis||15|
|161312||Statistical Machine Learning||15|
|161321||Sampling and Experimental Design||15|
|161322||Design and Analysis of Surveys and Experiments||15|
|161325||Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement||15|
|161327||Generalised Linear Models||15|
|161342||Forecasting and Time Series||15|
|161380||Statistical Analysis Project||15|
|161382||Statistical Analysis Project||30|
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.
Massey University is ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) as one of the top 200 universities for statistics and operational research.
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Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
|Subject area||Level||Course ID number|
Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.