The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Statistics is a four-year full-time undergraduate programme. In addition to the major courses, students are required to take supporting, interdisciplinary, general education courses and the Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Modules(WPEX) of their own choice. In the final year of study, students take individual final year projects in which they gain in-depth knowledge, basic research techniques, and training in thesis writing. Students are normally expected to complete 132 units within the curriculum structure below:

Course CategoryUnits
Major Required Courses (专业必修课) 42
Major Elective Courses (专业选修课) 18
General Education Core Courses (通识教育核心课) 32
General Education Distribution Courses (通识教育分类选修课) 12
Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Modules (全人教育体验学习课程) 4
Free Elective Courses (自由选修课) 24
Total 132

1) Major Required Courses

CodeEnglish TitleChinese TitleUnits
MATH1053 Linear Algebra I 线性代数I 3
MATH1063 Linear Algebra II 线性代数II 3
MATH1073 Calculus I 微积分I 3
MATH1083 Calculus II 微积分II 3
OR3013 Linear Programming and Integer Programming 线性规划和整数规划 3
OR3023 Simulation 随机模擬 3
OR4023 Optimization 最优化方法 3
STAT2003 Advanced Statistics 高等统计学 3
STAT2013 Regression Analysis 回归分析 3
STAT2043 Structured Programming (for STAT Students) 结构化程序设计 3
STAT4004 Final Year Project I (STAT) 毕业论文I 3
STAT4013 Multivariate Analysis 多元统计分析 3
STAT4043 Categorical Data Analysis 属性数据分析 3
STAT4063 Time Series Analysis 时间序列分析 3
---- Total 合计 42

2) Major Elective Courses

Students are required to select 6 courses (18 units) from the list below. However, they are encouraged to choose more major elective courses as free electives based on their interests and plans for future development. For example, they should choose some actuarial science courses if they would like to pursue further study or a career in Actuarial Science.

CodeEnglish TitleChinese TitleUnits
MATH2013 Introduction to Mathematical Finance* 金融数学导论 3
MATH4003 Graph Theory 图论 3
MATH4013 Real Analysis 实变分析 3
MATH4023 Differential Equation 微分方程 3
MATH4033 Computational Finance* 金融计算 3
MATH4043 Actuarial Mathematics* 精算数学 3
MATH4053 Numerical Methods 计算方法 3
MATH4063 Case Studies in Mathematical Modelling 数学建模案例分析 3
OR3003 Logistics 物流学 3
OR4003 Dynamic Programming Inventory Control 动态规划及库存控制 3
OR4013 Advanced Topics in Operations Research 高等运筹学选题 3
OR4033 Network and Transportation Models 网络及运输模型 3
STAT3003 Survey Sampling 抽样调查 3
STAT3013 Life Contingencies* 人寿偶然性 3
STAT3023 Quality Control - Six Sigma 质量控制-六西格码 3
STAT3033 Bayesian Statistics 贝叶斯统计 3
STAT3043 Data Analysis Using R R 语言统计分析 3
STAT4003 Experimental Design 试验设计 3
STAT4005 Final Year Project II (STAT)# 毕业论文II 3
STAT4023 Loss Models* 损失模型 3
STAT4033 Structural Equation Modelling 结构方程建模 3
STAT4053 Survival Analysis 生存分析 3
STAT4073 Data Mining 数据挖掘 3
STAT4093 Applied Stochastic Process 应用随机过程 3

*Actuarial science course.
# Students who continue with the final year project in the second semester of year 4 should, with the approval of the Program Director, register Final Year Project II (STAT) as a major elective in that semester.

The availability of major elective courses each semester is subject to minor changes and adjustments depending on staff availability.

3) General Education Programme

All students should complete 48 units of General Education (GE) courses to fulfil the graduation requirements. The GE Programme consists of (a) 32 units of GE Core (GEC) courses, (b) 12 units of GE Distribution (GED) courses, and (c) 4 units of Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Modules(WPEX). Please see Appendix I for detailed information about the GE Programme.

4) Free Elective Courses

The 24 units of Free Electives could be used by students to (a) spend a semester abroad; (b) take a minor; or (c) take more GE/English/other major courses.

  1. The curriculum is particularly relevant for the 2016 cohort students. Other students please refer to
  2. Appendix I: General Education
    Appendix II: Course Descriptions