Masters in Advanced Analytics and Decision Sciences
Master of Science/Master of Philosophy (coursework & minor dissertation) Specialization in Advanced Analytics
A honours degree in Statistics or a four year Bachelor's degree equivalent to the UCT honours degree in Statistical Sciences with a marks of at least 65% in the 4th year of study at first attempt.
The curriculum comprises of three compulsory core courses, elective courses and a minor dissertation.
|Simulation and Optimisation||STA5071Z||15 credits|
|Advanced Topics in Regression||STA5080Z||15 credits|
|Multivariate Statistics||STA5069Z||15 credits|
Students will choose elective courses to bring the total number of coursework credits to a minimum of 90 NQF credits. Students may choose to take electives from other departments with prior approval of the Programme Convener.
|Advanced Portfolio Theory||STA5086Z||15 credits|
|Machine Learning||STA5068Z||15 credits|
|Bayesian Decision Modelling||STA5061Z||15 credits|
|Design of Clinical Trials||STA5063Z||15 credits|
|Ecological Statistics||STA5064Z||15 credits|
|Mathematical Modelling for Infectious Diseases||STA5066Z||15 credits|
|Longitudinal Data Analysis||STA5067Z||15 credits|
|Survival Analysis||STA5072Z||15 credits|
|Data Analysis for High Frequency Trading||STA5091Z||15 credits|
|Databases for Data Scientists||CSC5007Z||12 credits|
|Bioinformatics for high-throughput biology||IBS5004Z||15 credits|
The minor dissertation component 90 NQF credits is a research project based on selected research topic.
|Advanced Analytics Minor dissertation||STA5004W||90 credits|
Students are required to pass modules adding up to 90 credit to qualify for the course work component of the degree. All core courses must be passed. Students are allowed to repeat a failed module once. Students should pass at least 3 modules in their first year of registration to be allowed to continue with the degree. Students may not progress to elective modules unless they have passed at least 4 modules to be allowed to continue with the degree. Students may take a maximum of three years to complete their coursework requirement. Students may register for the dissertation components of the degree if they have passed 3 modules. They may however, not submit their dissertation for examination before they have passed all required modules.