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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Name : Diploma in Statistics

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 40


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 4

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with at least a grade of C in Mathematics. Applicants possessing a Certificate in Statistics from this University or equivalent qualification will be considered. Direct Entry into the Diploma Programme Students possessing an Ordinary Level pass with grade C or better in Mathematics, or an additional Mathematics paper are eligible for direct entry admission to the Diploma Programme; those who have a credit of C or better in the extended Mathematics option for BGCSE are also eligible for admission. Duration of Programme The normal duration of the Programme is 4 semesters on a full-time basis carrying a minimum of 64 accumulated credits for required courses. Programme Structure The core Programme comprises 11 courses in Statistics totalling 33 credits. In addition, there are 11 ptional/elective courses with 27 credits and 2 General Education Courses with 4 credits. Students can take electives from other related disciplines. Students intending to take BSC statistics later should take MAT option. Those intending to combine Statistics and Economics should take Economics courses while those intending to major in Population Studies should take Population Studies courses. Assessment Unless otherwise specified the mode of delivery and learning objectives for this programme does not follow the usual conventions of teach test and examine. Some courses are theory based; some are more practical and interactive while others require some degree of field work and report writing. Hence the details on how each course shall be assessed are shown under the course description. Classification of the Diploma The award of the Diploma shall be classified as Distinction, Merit, Credit or Pass, according to the GPA as per General Regulation 10.4. Award of Diploma A student shall be eligible for the award of the Diploma in Statistics after completing a minimum of 64 credits for courses specified in section 7.3

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  USING PROB. IDEAS IN DEALING WITH DATA Credits : 3
  PRESENTING STATISTICAL DATA & RESULTS Credits : 3
  HANDLING & ANALYSING DATA Credits : 3
  COLLECTING & ORGANISING DATA Credits : 3
  STATISTICAL SYSTEM Credits : 3
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(SOC. SCI.) Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I Credits : 4
  MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN(SOCIAL SCIENCE) Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES II Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO BASIC STATISTICAL CONCEPTS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO TIME SERIES CONCEPTS Credits : 3
  INDEX NUMBERS & ECONOMICS STATISTICS Credits : 3
  STATISTICAL MODELING Credits : 3
  SAMPLING CONCEPTS IN SURVEY WORK Credits : 3
  PRACTICAL PROJECT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  CALCULUS I Credits : 3
  COMPUTING FOR DEMOGRAPHERS Credits : 3
  ELEMENTARY CALCULUS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Optional Courses

  INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA Credits : 3
  DEMOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Credits : 3
  BUSINESS STATISTICS 11 Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
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