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The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDipApStat) is a one-year programme of papers designed to prepare you to work as a statistician in business, industry or a research organisation. You should have a degree or equivalent qualification, and have studied mathematics and statistics to a level approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department, normally having passed at least a 200-level paper in calculus and a 200-level paper in statistics.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDipApStat)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
- Every applicant shall
- have been admitted to a degree of a university in New Zealand; or have been admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to proceed to the diploma and
- have studied mathematics and statistics to a level approved by the Programme Director.
Structure of the Programme
Every programme of study shall consist of
Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions
Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
Duration of the Course
Candidates for the diploma shall satisfy all of the prescribed requirements within three years of admission to the programme, provided that any paper in which a candidate is enrolled in any one year shall be examined in that year. The reports on the approved topic and the consulting assignment will be submitted not later than 1 April of the year following the completion of the other prescribed work.
Level of Award of the Diploma
The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.