The course aims to provide opportunities for postgraduate students to further their understanding of the statistical modelling of physical, biological and economic phenomena so they can contribute to applied research and development in industry, commerce and research. The course gives particular emphasis to analysis of data using computer-related technology. Students select studies from a wide range of components and complete a minor thesis in their second year. As part of this course, students may complete subjects offered through the Key Centre of Statistical Sciences (KCSS) which comprises the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at La Trobe University, the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University and the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University. Additionally, students may also complete appropriate subjects offered nationally through the Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE) network. During the first year of the course students complete eight subjects, each worth 15 credit points. Elective subjects are chosen from the Level 4 subjects offered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics; the Key Centre of Statistical Sciences (KCSS) offered by Monash University; or the Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE) network. Students may select up to 3 fourth year level subjects (45 credit points) from other areas dependent on appropriate statistical or mathematical content and approval from the Course Coordinator.