Master of Statistics and Operations Research

Study Area

Mathematics & Statistics

Study Level



RMIT University



Course Detail


Melbourne City

Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

Further your understanding of the mathematical and statistical modelling of data to forecast trends and predict outcomes in a variety of industries including scientific and commercial sectors. The Master of Statistics and Operations Research will develop your knowledge of statistical and operations research methodologies. You’ll combine a theoretical foundation with practical applications of current techniques employed by practising engineers, scientists and other professionals in industry, research, consulting, teaching and business. This is achieved using statistical software accompanied by an in-depth understanding of the statistical processes involved. You will be particularly knowledgeable, creative and critical in the sense of how you interpret and analyse data. You will also be equipped with the ability to apply knowledge to solve a wide range of real-world problems. You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of analytics tools including R, SQL, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner, Python, Java, Julia, CPLEX, Gurobi and Arena. The program includes an industry project component and/or minor thesis which will develop your consulting and research skills.


Average Score

at least 50%


6.5 (6.0)

Background Requirements


RMIT University

Institute Ranking

#223 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #15 in Australia

Program Ranking