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  • Major in Statistics

 

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  • Course Combinations for Second Major in Statistics
 
 
 

Major in Statistics

Student who wish to change their major to Statistics but had taken GEM2900

Students will not be able to use GEM2900 to fulfill their GEM requirements. However, the 4 MCs can be counted towards their Unrestricted Electives.

 

 

Major-Minor Combination

What are the restictions for Major-Minor Combinations?

Major-Minor Combinations Restrictions
Major in Quantitative Finance and Minor in Statistics For students who matriculated before 2012/13:Only MA1102R and ST2131/MA2216 can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.For students who matriculated in 2012/13 or later:Only MA1102R, ST2131/MA2216 and ST3131 can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.You must read 1 additional ST module at level 3000 or above, and which is not overlapping with any other modules used to satisfy the major and minor requirements.
Major in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Minor in Statistics Only MA1102R and ST2131/MA2216 can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.
Major in Statistics and Minor in Mathematics Only MA1102R and ST2131/MA2216 can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements
Major in Statistics and Minor in Financial Mathematics For students who matriculated before 2012/13:Only MA1102R and ST2131/MA2216 can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.For students who matriculated in 2012/13 or later:Only MA1102R, ST2131/MA2216 and ST3131 can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.You must read the additional module MA4269.

 

 

Course Combinations for Second Major in Statistics

 

1. What should I observe in reading a primary major in Mathematics with a second major in Statistics?


For students who matriculated in AY2013/14 and before, you must satisfy all the following conditions: a) You may use the following five modules to count towards the graduation requirements of both majors: 
- MA1101R,
- MA1102R, 
- MA2108/MA2108S,
- MA2216/ST2131,
- ST2132, b) You are not allowed to use modules other than those listed above to count towards the graduation requirements of both majors; 
c) You must read 3 additional MA or ST modules at level 2000 or above, and which are not overlapping with any other modules used to satisfy the respective primary major or second major requirements. The additional MA or ST modules must belong to the elective lists of the primary major or second major.Note: Students who matriculated in AY2014/15 or later are not governed by the above conditions, but the university rule in double counting of at most 16 MCs between primary major and second major requirements applies.

 

2.    What should I observe in reading a primary major in Applied Mathematics with a second major in Statistics?

 For students who matriculated in AY2013/14 and before, you must satisfy all the following conditions-

a) You may use the following five modules to count towards the graduation requirements of both majors:
- {CS1010/CS1010E/CS1010S or CS1101/CS1101C/CS1101S} 
- MA1101R, 
- MA1102R, 
- MA2108/MA2108S, 
- MA2216/ST2131, 
b) You are not allowed to use modules other than those listed above to count towards the graduation requirements of both majors; 
c) You must read 3 additional MA or ST modules at level 2000 or above, and which are not overlapping with any other modules used to satisfy the respective primary major or second major requirements. The additional MA or ST modules must belong to the elective lists of the primary major or second major.

Note: Students who matriculated in AY2014/15 or later are not governed by the above conditions, but the university rule in double counting of at most 16 MCs between primary major and second major requirements applies.

 
 
3.    What should I observe in reading a primary major in Quantitative Finance with a second major in Statistics?

 

For students who matriculated in AY2013/14 and before, you must satisfy all the following conditions-

a) if you are matriculated in AY2012/13 and after, you may use the following six modules to count towards the graduation requirements of both majors: 
- CS1010/CS1010E/CS1010S or CS1101/CS1101C/CS1101S 
- MA1101R, 
- MA1102R, 
- MA2108/MA2108S, 
- MA2216/ST2131, 
- ST3131 
b) You are not allowed to use modules other than those listed above to count towards the graduation requirements of both majors; 
c) You must read 3 additional MA or ST modules at level 2000 or above and 1 additional ST module at level 3000 or above, all of which are not overlapping with any other modules used to satisfy the respective primary major or second major requirements. The additional MA or ST modules must belong to the elective lists of the primary major or second major.

Note: Students who matriculated in AY2014/15 or later are not governed by the above conditions, but the university rule in double counting of at most 16 MCs between primary major and second major requirements applies. 

 
 
4.    I am reading/planning to read a second major in Statistics but it has more than 8 MCs overlap with the core modules for my first major (which is not Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Quantitative Finance). Am I allowed to use other modules to replace/top up?

You are only allowed to double count up to 2 common modules (or 8 MCs) which are essential in your primary major and which satisfy the requirement for second major in Statistics.If there are more than 2 such common modules (i.e. N), you must read an equivalent number of extra ST modules (i.e. N-2) at level 2000 or above to satisfy the remaining requirement for second major in Statistics.

Note: Students who matriculated in AY2014/15 or later are not governed by the above conditions, but the university rule in double counting of at most 16 MCs between primary major and second major requirements applies.