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Programme Outline (Applied Mathematics)

STRUCTURE OF THE HND STATISTICS PROGRAM

  1. Components of the programme:

a).    Mandatory course (s):

The core courses are listed below:

  • Communication Skills I & II
  • Computer Literacy I and II
  • African Studies I & II
  • Economics Theory and Applied Economics
  • Entrepreneurship I & II

b).   Elective course (s):

All the courses in the department are considered as elective courses. They   include the courses listed below:

  • Element of Mathematics I & II
  • Statistics Methods I & II
  • Probability I & II
  • Calculus &Matrix Algebra I & II
  • Probability III
  • Sample Survey I & II
  • Research Methodology
  • Statistical Computing I & II
  • Demography I & II
  • Design &Analysis of Experiment I & II
  • National Income Account
  • Statistical Report writing
  • Official Statistics I & II
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Actuarial Science I & II
  • Operation Research
  • Statistical Organizations & Operations
  • Statistics for Development & Economic Planning

 

c).   Mandatory Course(s):

All the courses listed above (core and elective) are mandatory. Students must pass these courses in order to successfully graduate.

d). Research Component:

Students are required to undertake a research or practical project work during the final year of their study under the guidance of a supervisor. The research project is mandatory for all students and if is the final requirement for the award of Higher National Diploma in Statistics.

e). Practical Training, Industrial Attachment, Internship, Clinical Experience, etc.

For purposes of linking theory to practice, students are given the opportunity to receive industrial practical training through seminars, field trips and industrial attachment programmes, especially during the long vacations during the first two academic years of the programme. The industrial attachment is now scored and incorporated in the students’ assessments with two (2) credit hours for each semester.

f). Structure of the Programme (Semester-by-semester schedule/structure of    course, showing the credit value of each course). These are presented in the tables below.

Year One: FIRST SEMESTER 

COURSE TITLE CODE CREDIT HOURS  
Elements of Mathematics 1 STA 111 3
Statistical Methods 1 STA 113 3
Probability 1 STA 115 3
Economic Theory STA 117 3
Computer Literacy 1 CLT 101 2
Communication Skills 1 COS 101 2
African Studies 1 AFS  101 2
Total   18

 

      Year One: SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE TITLE CODE CREDIT HOURS  
Elements of Mathematics II STA 120 3
Statistical Methods II STA 122 3
Probability II STA 124 3
Applied Economics STA 126 3
Computer Literacy II CLT 102 2
Communication Skills II COS 102 2
African Studies II AFS 102 2
Industrial Attachment INA 102 2
Total   20

  

            Year Two: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE TITLE CODE CREDIT HOURS
Probability III STA 211 3
Sample Survey I STA 213 3
Research Methodology STA 215 3
Statistical Computing I STA 217 3
Demography I STA 219 3
Calculus & Matrix Algebra I STA 221 3
Design and Analysis of Experiments I STA  223 3
Total   21

 

            Year Two: SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE TITLE CODE CREDIT HOURS
Calculus & Matrix Algebra II STA 220 3
National Income Accounting STA 226 3
Sample Survey II STA 224 3
Design and Analysis of Experiments II STA 222 3
Statistical Computing II STA 228 3
Demography II STA 230 3
Industrial Attachment INA 202 2
Total   20

 

Year Three: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE CREDIT HOURS
Multivariate Data Analysis STA 311 3
Statistical Quality Control STA 313 3
Statistical Report Writing STA 315 3
Official Statistics I STA 317 3
Actuarial Science I STA 319 3
Entrepreneurship I ETP 317 2
Total   17

             

Year Three: SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE CREDIT HOURS
Statistical Organization & Operations STA 320 3
Statistics for Development and Economic Planning STA 322 3
Operations Research STA 324 3
Official Statistics II STA 328 3
Actuarial Science II STA 326 3
Entrepreneurship II ETP 326 2
Project Work STA 330 4
Total   21

 Employment Prospects of Graduates

Statisticians are needed and for that matter are employed in all the sectors of the economy. They could be employed in the Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutions. Opportunities also exist in the health sectors under institution such as Hospitals, National Health Insurance Authority, etc. The security Services such as Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces, Revenue Agencies, MMDA’s etc need the services of statisticians.

 

NEW PROGRAMS TO BE INTRODUCED SOON

The Department has submitted the necessary documents including proposals and curricula for accreditation of the following new programs to be mounted during the 2016/2017 academic year:

  1. Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Statistics (Top-Up)
  2. Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Statistics (Four Years)
  3. Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Biostatistics (Four Years)
  4. Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Actuarial Science (Four Years)
  5. HND Actuarial Science
  6. Diploma in Actuarial Science
  7. Diploma in Health Informatics