Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Science

Statistics and Operations Research (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 12 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOR1110 Probability 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR1220 Statistical Computing 6 ECTS (NC)
SOR1310 Optimization 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR1320 Linear Programming 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOR1450 Principles of Financial Mathematics and Life Policies 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CIS1044 SQL for Statisticians 2 ECTS
ENG1062 English Proficiency 2 ECTS
MAT1091 Mathematical Methods 4 ECTS
MAT1100* Introductory Mathematics 4 ECTS
SOR1250 Official Statistics and Demography 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MAT1116** Introduction to Vector Spaces 2 ECTS
MAT1211* Analysis 1 4 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS

*It is more than strongly suggested that students taking Statistics and Operations Research and other subject (except for Mathematics) follow these study-units. Failure to do so will greatly impair the process of the course. Students must also check the pre-requisite requirements.

**MAT1116 cannot be taken as an elective bu students taking Banking and Finance or Mathematics.



YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOR2120 Convergence and Limits in Probability 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR2211 Families of Random Variables and Random Vectors 6 ECTS (NC)
SOR2221 Statistical Inference 1 6 ECTS (NC)
SOR2230 Time Series 1 4 ECTS
SOR2250 Sampling 1 4 ECTS
SOR2330 Nonlinear Programming 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOR2110 History and Philosophy of Probability and Statistics 2 ECTS




YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 4 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOR3110 Stochastic Processes 1 5 ECTS (NC)
SOR3210 Multivariate Analysis 1 5 ECTS (NC)
SOR3320 Integer and Dynamic Programming 4 ECTS
SOR3221 Regression Models 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR3243 Bayesian Statistics 4 ECTS
SOR3500 Computational Methods in Statistics and Operations Research 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOR3330 Queuing Theory 4 ECTS
SOR3430 The Mathematics of Financial Markets: Discrete Models 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CIS1044 SQL for Statisticians 2 ECTS
SOR3242 Robust Statistics 2 ECTS
SOR3250* Design of Experiments 2 ECTS

* Study-unit SOR3250 cannot be taken by Biology and Statistics and Operations Research students.



Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MAT1211 Analysis 1 4 ECTS




YEAR FOUR

If Statistics and Operations Research is chosen as the main area of study:

Students are required to register for 22 ECTS credits from the list of Electives and 18 ECTS credits assigned to a project study-unit to a total of 40 ECTS credits.

If Statistics and Operations Research is chosen as the other area of study:

Students are required to register for 20 ECTS credits from the list of Electives.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Unit

Either

SOR3101 Project in Statistics and Operations Research: Probability 18 ECTS (NC)

Or

SOR3201 Project in Statistics and Operations Research: Statistics 18 ECTS (NC)

Or

SOR3301 Project in Statistics and Operations Research: Operations Research 18 ECTS (NC)

Or

SOR3401 Project in Statistics and Operations Research: Financial and Actuarial Mathematics 18 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOR3111 Measure and Integration Theory 6 ECTS
SOR3121 Stochastic Processes 2 6 ECTS
SOR3131 An Introduction to Stochastic Differential Equations 4 ECTS
SOR3211 Generalized Linear Models 4 ECTS
SOR3222 Nonlinear and Nonparametric Regression Analysis 4 ECTS
SOR3231 Time Series 2 4 ECTS
SOR3311 Stochastic Programming 6 ECTS
SOR3411 Risk Modelling in Insurance and Finance 4 ECTS
SOR3430 The Mathematics of Financial Markets: Discrete Models 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOR3250* Design of Experiments 2 ECTS
SOR3241 Survival Analysis 4 ECTS
SOR3242 Robust Statistics 2 ECTS

* Study-unit SOR3250 cannot be taken by students taking Biology and Statistics and Operations Research.



This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the degree of Bachelor of Science – B.Sc. and Bachelor of Science (Honours) – B.Sc.(Hons.) under the auspices of the Faculty of Science.
 
Last Updated: 16 June 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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