Programme Overview
Statistics is a scientific discipline that focuses mainly on the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. It is thus fundamental to all fields within the natural sciences, medical sciences, social sciences, business and engineering, all of which require the quantitative analysis of data. To meet rising demand for welltrained statistics graduates in the Information Age, the programme’s curriculum covers the core of the subject while maintaining a balance between theory and practice. Topics covered include the foundations of statistics, computing and data management, statistical theories and methods, and statistical applications in business, finance, medicine, actuarial science, quality control and risk management science. Three statistics streams are offered, ‘Data Science and Business Statistics’, ‘Statistical Science’ and ‘Data Analytics’. Students have the freedom to choose one of them, depending on their personal interests and career objectives.
Students majoring in Statistics are required to engage in workshops, case studies and projects under the supervision of teaching staff so as to broaden their statistical knowledge base, to hone their practical skills and to gain experience in handling reallife problems. Further, after completing their second year of study with satisfactory results, students are eligible to apply for a transfer to the Risk Management Science programme.
Curriculum (BSc. in Statistics)
Applicable to students admitted in 201819. For students admitted before 2018, please refer to relevant study schemes in CUSIS.
Major Programme Requirement
Data Science and Business Statistics Stream
Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units of courses as follows:

Units 
1. 
Faculty Package: 
9


Group E: STAT1011 or 1012
Group C: MATH1010 or 1520
A course from the following
Group A: LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002
Group B: CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280
Group D: PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113


2. 
Required Courses: 
27 

MATH1030 or 1550, STAT2001, 2005, 2006, 2011, 3001, 3008, 3011, 4011


3. 
Elective Courses:
Eight courses from the following (with at least five from STAT or RMSC courses coded at 4000 or above level):
MKTG3010#, RMSC4004#, STAT3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008 
24


Total:

60

Explanatory Note: STAT courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of major GPA for honours classification.
Statistical Science Stream
Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units of courses as follows:

Units 
1. 
Faculty Package: 
9


Group E: STAT1011 or 1012
Group C: MATH1010 or 1520
A course from the following
Group A: LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002
Group B: CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280
Group D: PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113


2. 
Required Courses: 
27 

MATH1030 or 1550, STAT2001, 2005, 2006, 2011, 3008, 3011, 4003, 4011


3. 
Elective Courses:
Eight courses from the following (with at least five from STAT or RMSC courses coded at 4000 or above level):
RMSC4001#, 4002#, 4003#, 4004#, 4005#, STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008 
24


Total:

60

Explanatory Note: STAT courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of major GPA for honours classification.
Data Analytics Stream
Students are required to complete a minimum of 66 units of courses as follows:

Units 
1. 
Faculty Package: 
9


Group E: STAT1011 or 1012
Group C: MATH1010 or1520
A course from the following
Group A: LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002
Group B: CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280
Group D: PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113


2. 
Required Courses: 
33 

CSCI1120 or 1130 or 1520 or 1530, MATH1030 or 1550, SEEM2460#, STAT2001, 2005, 2006, 2011, 3008, 3011, 4003, 4011


3. 
Elective Courses:
Eight courses from the following (with at least one from STAT3006 or STAT4001, at least three from STAT or RMSC courses, at least two from CSCI or ENGG courses, and at least three courses coded at 4000 or above level):
CSCI2100# or 2520#, 3150#, 3160#, 3170#, 3220#, 3230#, 3320#, 4180#, 4190#, 5030#, 5510# or ENGG5108#, RMSC4001#, 4002#, 4003#, 4004#, 4005#, STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008

24


Total:

66

Explanatory Note: STAT courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of major GPA for honours classification.
In addition to fulfilling the above Major Programme Requirement, students meeting the criteria as specified by the Faculty can take the following stream offered by the Faculty:
Science, Technology And Research Stream
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 units of courses as follows:

Units 
1. 
Required Courses: 

(a) 
One Faculty Package Course: 
3 

Choose from the two remaining groups of the Faculty Package that have not been used to fulfill the Major Programme Requirement


(b) 
Research Courses: 
6 

STAR2000, 3000, 4000[a]


(c) 
Seminar Courses: 
3


STAR2050, 3050, 4050 

2. 
Experiential Learning:




At least 4 consecutive weeks of outside Hong Kong exposure[b] 


Total:

12

Explanatory Note: 

[a] 
Students may select researchoriented course(s), as approved by the Major Programme, to substitute up to four units for fulfillment of Research Courses requirement. Student may take STAT4011 as a substitute for STAR4000. 
[b] 
Students must complete any exchange/research/internship programme(s) offered by the University, Colleges, the Faculty of Science or Major Programme, as approved by the Major Programme, to fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement. Students are responsible for the extra costs incurred in the exchange/research/ internship programme(s). 



Recommended Study Plan
Data Science and Business Statistics Stream


Recommended Course Pattern

Units

First Year of
Attendance

1st term
Faculty Package: STAT1011 or 1012
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):

3

2nd term
Faculty Package: MATH1010 or 1520;
One course from LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002, CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280, PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):

6

Second Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT2001, 2005 (if not taking in the 2nd term), MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s):

39

2nd term
Major Required: STAT2005 (if not taken in the 1st term), 2006, 2011, MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taken in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s):

612

Third Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT3001 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAT3008
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004

36
6

2nd term
Major Required: STAT3001 (if not taking in the 1st term), STAT3011
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004

36
6

Fourth Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT4011
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004

3
6

2nd term
Major Required:
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004

6

Total (including Faculty Package):

60

Statistical Science Stream



Recommended Course Pattern

Units

First Year of
Attendance

1st term
Faculty Package: STAT1011 or 1012
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):

3

2nd term
Faculty Package: MATH1010 or 1520;
One course from LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002, CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280, PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):

6

Second Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT2001, 2005 (if not taking in the 2nd term), MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s):

39

2nd term
Major Required: STAT2005 (if not taking in the 1st term), 2006, 2011, MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taking in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s):

612

Third Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT3008, 4003 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s): One course from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005

36
3

2nd term
Major Required: STAT3011, 4003 (if not taking in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s): Three courses from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005

36
9

Fourth Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT4011
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005

3
6

2nd term
Major Required:
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005

6


Total (including Faculty Package):

60

Data Analytics Stream



Recommended Course Pattern

Units

First Year of
Attendance

1st term
Faculty Package: STAT1011 or 1012
Major Required: CSCI1120 or 1130 or 1520 or 1530 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s):

3
03

2nd term
Faculty Package: MATH1010 or 1520;
One course from LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002, CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280, PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113
Major Required: CSCI1120 or 1130 or 1520 or 1530 (if not taken in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s):

6
03

Second Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT2001, 2005 (if not taking in the 2nd term), MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taking in the 2nd term), SEEM2460 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s): CSCI2100 or 2520 (if not taking in the 2nd term)

312
03

2nd term
Major Required: STAT2005 (if not taken in the 1st term), 2006, 2011, MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taken in the 1st term), SEEM2460 (if not taken in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s): CSCI2100 or 2520 (if not taken in the 1st term)

615
03

Third Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT3008, 4003 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s): One or two course(s) from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, CSCI3150, 3160, 3170, 3220, 3230 or 3320

36
36

2nd term
Major Required: STAT3011, 4003 (if not taking in the1st term)
Major Elective(s): One or two course(s) from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, CSCI3150, 3160, 3170, 3220, 3230 or 3320

36
36

Fourth Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT4011
Major Elective(s): One course from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, CSCI3150, 3160, 3170, 3220, 3230, 3320, 4180, 4190, 5030, 5510 or ENGG5108

3
3

2nd term
Major Required:
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, CSCI4180, 4190, 5030, 5510 or ENGG5108

6


Total (including Faculty Package):

66

Science, Technology And Research Stream (STARS)< Data Science and Business Statistics Stream>



Recommended Course Pattern

Units

First Year of
Attendance

1st term
Faculty Package: STAT1011 or 1012;
One course from LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002,
CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280, or PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):

6

2nd term
Faculty Package: MATH1010 or 1520
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):
STARS: STAR2050, one Faculty package course

3
4

Second Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT2001, 2005 (if not taking in the 2nd term), MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s):
STARS: STAR2000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR3050 (if not taking in the 2nd term)

39
02

2nd term
Major Required: STAT2005 (if not taken in the 1st term), 2006, 2011, MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taken in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s):
STARS: STAR2000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR3050 (if not taking in the 1st term)

612
02

Third Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT3001 (if not taking in the 2nd term), 3008
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004
STARS: STAR3000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR4050 (if not taking in the 2nd term)

36
6
03

2nd term
Major Required: STAT3001 (if not taking in the 1st term), 3011
Major Elective(s): Ttwo courses from STAT3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004
STARS: STAR3000 (if not taking in the 1st term), STAR4050 (if not taking in the 1st term)

36
6
03

Fourth Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT4011@
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004

3
6

2nd term
Major Required:
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, MKTG3010 or RMSC4004

6


Total (including Faculty Package):

69

@Student may take STAT4011 as a substitute for STAR4000.
Science, Technology And Research Stream (STARS)<Statistical Science Stream>



Recommended Course Pattern

Units

First Year of
Attendance

1st term
Faculty Package: STAT1011 or 1012;
One course from LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002, CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280, or PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):

6

2nd term
Faculty Package: MATH1010 or 1520
Major Required:
Major Elective(s):
STARS: STAR2050, one Faculty package course

3
4

Second Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT2001, 2005 (if not taking in the 2nd term), MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s):
STARS: STAR2000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR3050 (if not taking in the 2nd term)

39
02

2nd term
Major Required: STAT2005 (if not taken in the 1st term), 2006, 2011, MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taken in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s):
STARS: STAR2000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR3050 (if not taking in the 1st term)

612
02

Third Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT3008, 4003 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s): One course from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005
STARS: STAR3000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR4050 (if not taking in the 2nd term)

36
3
03

2nd term
Major Required: STAT3011, 4003 (if not taking in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s): Three courses from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005
STARS: STAR3000 (if not taking in the 1st term), STAR4050 (if not taking in the 1st term)

36
9
03

Fourth Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT4011@
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005

3
6

2nd term
Major Required:
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005

6


Total (including Faculty Package):

69

@Student may take STAT4011 as a substitute for STAR4000.
Science, Technology And Research Stream (STARS)<Data Analytics Stream>



Recommended Course Pattern

Units

First Year of
Attendance

1st term
Faculty Package: STAT1011 or 1012;
One course from LSCI1000 or 1001 or 1002, CHEM1070 or 1072 or 1280, or PHYS1001 or 1002 or 1111 or 1113
Major Required: CSCI1120 or 1130 or 1520 or 1530 (if not taking in the
2nd term)
Major Elective(s):

6
03

2nd term
Faculty Package: MATH1010 or 1520
Major Required: CSCI1120 or 1130 or 1520 or 1530 (if not taking in the
1st term)
Major Elective(s):
STARS: STAR2050, one Faculty package course

3
03
4

Second Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT2001, 2005 (if not taking in the 2nd term), MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taking in the 2nd term), SEEM2460 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s): CSCI2100 or 2520 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
STARS: STAR2000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR3050 (if not taking in the 2nd term)

312
03
02

2nd term
Major Required: STAT2005 (if not taken in the 1st term), 2006, 2011, MATH1030 or 1550 (if not taken in the 1st term), SEEM2460 (if not taking in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s): CSCI2100 or 2520 (if not taking in the 1st term)
STARS: STAR2000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR3050 (if not taking in the 1st term)

615
03
02

Third Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT3008, 4003 (if not taking in the 2nd term)
Major Elective(s): One or two course(s) from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005, CSCI3150, 3160, 3170, 3220, 3230 or 3320
STARS: STAR3000 (if not taking in the 2nd term), STAR4050 (if not taking in the 2nd term)

36
36
03

2nd term
Major Required: STAT3011, 4003 (if not taking in the 1st term)
Major Elective(s): One or two course(s) from STAT3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005, CSCI3150, 3160, 3170, 3220, 3230 or 3320
STARS: STAR3000 (if not taking in the 1st term), STAR4050 (if not taking in the 1st term)

36
36
03

Fourth Year of Attendance

1st term
Major Required: STAT4011@
Major Elective(s): One course from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005, CSCI3150, 3160, 3170, 3220, 3230, 3320, 4180, 4190, 5030, 5510 or ENGG5108

3
3

2nd term
Major Required:
Major Elective(s): Two courses from STAT4001, 4002, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, RMSC4001, 4002, 4003, 4004 or 4005, CSCI4180, 4190, 5030, 5510 or ENGG5108

6


Total (including Faculty Package):

75

@Student may take STAT4011 as a substitute for STAR4000.
Admission Requirements
Broad based Admission, see http://www.sci.cuhk.edu.hk/engb/prospectivestudents/ug/adm/prog
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