COURSE: BSC IN MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SC...

University of South Africa, UNISA
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Duration:
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
This specialised degree is aimed at students who want to use their mathematical and statistical knowledge to solve problems in environmental evaluation, population, spatial structures, and interpretation of aerial photographs. For this reason, in addition to the mathematical and statistical components of the programme, it introduces students to fields such as geography, map and aerial photography interpretation, the geography of basic service provision and environmental evaluation and impact assessment.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Descriptive statistics

  • Probability and probability distributions

  • Statistical inference

  • Data analysis

  • Pre-calculus Mathematics

  • Calculus

  • Linear algebra

  • Know your world: introduction to geography

  • World issues: a geographical perspective

  • End-user Computing

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems

  • Comprehension skills for science


Second year subjects:


  • Distribution theory

  • Applied statistics

  • Forecasting

  • Linear algebra

  • Calculus in higher dimensions

  • Map and aerial photo interpretation

  • People and the natural environment: use and impact


Third year subjects:


  • Distribution theory

  • Inference

  • Analysis of variance and regression

  • State of the people and environment in Southern Africa

  • Spatial economic development

  • Introduction to geographical information systems

  • Environmental evaluation and impact assessment


Careers: environmental evaluator, environmental impact assessor, environmental modelling specialist.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za

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