Master of Statistics and Operations Research

RMIT University

The program combines statistics fundamentals and operations research to find solutions to industry problems. Students are exposed to the techniques scientists, market researchers, financial analysts, economists and consultants use in various commercial and government organisations. The program will introduce students to contemporary statistical and operations research software and give the students in-depth understanding of processes involved. There are two major areas from which the student can select courses during the program: statistics and operations research. Students will acquire a basic knowledge in both areas.

Course Fee:

Australian: $46,080
International: $59,520

Entry Requirements:

A bachelor degree OR At least 10 years of relevant work experience International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Statistics and operations research

Study Pathways:

If applicants have successfully completed bachelor degree or above level qualifications majoring in analytics, statistics, operations research, information technologies, information security, computer science, geospatial science or a relevant discipline you will be eligible for exemptions. If students choose to exit this degree after completing 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study), students will eligible to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Statistics and Operations Research (GD120). Note that the exemptions mentioned above cannot be used to exit with a Graduate Diploma. Upon completion of the program, if students wish to continue their studies with a PhD degree, may need to have completed MATH1332 Minor Thesis.


Statistical Society of Australia Inc. (SSAI) Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR) American Statistical Association (ASA) Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Mathematician, Statistician,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 2 years
City No info No Part time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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