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What will I learn?

Statistics is the mathematical science dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data. How does a business determine if an available site for a new restaurant is a potentially successful location?

How does the health authority assess statistical evidence for the effectiveness of a new vaccine? How does an insurance company determine the risk level of a new proposal?

Statisticians open the door to such decision making in the face of uncertainty for business, government, and science. They provide the needed expertise for the design and analysis of complex surveys on health, consumer and business issues. They are also involved in the design and analysis of experiments and research studies, enabling knowledge discovery in various fields of application.

Biostatistics is the application of statistics to questions about human health. Because the factors that affect human health are various, biostatistics is an umbrella term that encompasses statistical research in several subject matter areas. These areas include pharmacology, medicine, biotechnology, biology, genetics, and public health.

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, established in 1998, currently has some 30 faculty members who are accomplished scholars with diverse research interests in statistics and probability. We are the only university department in Singapore to offer degree programmes in Statistics.

At the undergraduate level, we offer B.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons.) degree programmes with a primary major in Statistics; Honours students majoring in Statistics have the option to specialize in Biostatistics or in Finance and Business Statistics. The interdisciplinary nature of Statistics is reflected in our curriculum. Statistics students also read modules in Mathematics and Computer Science, which respectively provide the theoretical foundation and the computational tools. Students may also pursue Statistics as a second major (alongside another primary major) under the framework of a double major programme. We also offer a minor programme in Statistics, which is an excellent opportunity for students in other majors to enhance the analytical skill and statistical reasoning in dealing with information related to their majors.

This programme is designed to provide a sound knowledge of statistics, it prepares students for careers in business, industry, and government, and for graduate study in statistics.

Career Opportunities

Statistics is a universal discipline, finding application in all areas of Science, Engineering, and Commerce. There are increasing employment opportunities for professionally-trained Statisticians across the developed world. In a ranking done by the Jobs Rated Almanac, the cumulative score in six core factors (environment, income, outlook, physical demands, security, and stress) placed the Statistician as the ninth best job.

Graduates from our Statistics programmes have been able to gain employment in the following industries or sectors: government, manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, IT, marketing research, and private consulting.


Service Module

  • Business Analytics- Data and Decisions (with BIZ)
  • FMS120xS Freshman Seminar (2 groups, distinct topics)

Level 1000

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Statistics for Life Sciences

Level 2000

  • Probability (flipped classroom)
  • Mathematical Statistics (flipped classroom)
  • Computer Aided Data Analysis
  • Probability and Statistics


  • Finance and Business Statistics
  • Data Science

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$17,550.00 (9,76,085) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have completed a high school. English Language Requirements: EL1119 minimum acceptable score C6; IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET-200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based.

For international students

Applicants should have completed a high school.

English Language Requirement: Applicants may present any of the following to fulfill the English Language requirement: IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET – 200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based; EL1119 - C6.


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