Department of Statistics

Department of Statistics

The Department of Statistics is one of the largest in Australia, with cross- disciplinary teaching responsibilities complementing its research activities. We offer a full range of statistical units, ranging from introductory level, suitable for all students, through to units at a postgraduate level for those who wish to become professional applied statisticians.

We offer one PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) unit in statistics, and students can select from one of two Planet units for students outside of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

More information on these units can be found in the Macquarie Handbook.

Higher degree research

The Department of Statistics offers programs leading to the following postgraduate research degrees:

Discover more about the applied research interests of our academics within our department.

If you are interested in doing research training or a research degree at Macquarie University, please contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas before applying. Find out more about applying or look for a supervisor.

Outreach - research seminars

Our Research seminar series covers a broad range of topics from different areas of statistics. 

When: The seminars are scheduled at 2-3pm on Tuesdays. 

Who: All welcome, especially students.

On campus, orientation and support

On campus

The University provides support and information for students regarding on-campus food, childcare and travel needs.

Stay fit and active beyond the classroom with Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre which has a wide range of fitness classes and sporting facilities and a variety of membership options to suit your needs.


New and returning students are encouraged to attend Orientation week to celebrate the new session. Relax, explore and meet new people before lectures start the following week. Check out what is happening during 'O Week' and keep an eye on your emails for your invitation.


Need a little more help? Academic support is available for you providing academic and program advice, as well as peer support, study skills programs and training and support resources throughout your semester.

For help outside of your studies, the Health and Wellbeing teams can help by providing guidance on how to adjust to University life, counselling services, disability support services, student advocacy and much more. Don't forget, you can also tap into the student social clubs and groups as a way of connecting with others who share your passions.

Support is also readily available for Indigenous students and International students who need personal or academic advice.

Contact us 

Domestic student enquiries: visit
International student enquiries: Submit an online enquiry

Or contact our Science and Engineering Student Services Centre.


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