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Degree course in STATISTICS FOR DATA ANALYSIS (Codice 2131)

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2014/2015
School:
  • POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL
Class:
  • Statistics (L-41)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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External stakeholders, as well as a recent survey on the need for higher education, carried out by the University of Palermo, confirm the need for professionals expert in the production and management of quantitative and qualitative information and in the glamorization of the information assets of companies and institutions, to support management and to evaluate the effects of decisions. The 1st cycle degree course, coherently with the class specific educational objectives, aims at education graduates with adequate groundings on the fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Data Management, capable of working in various areas with autonomy and responsibility and to fit in the labour market as qualified experts, capable of producing and managing information flows and of using computer systems and networks to gather ,and process information and to get form this information strategic indications, to be diffused at adequate detail level and through the most suitable technological modes. The educational programme is characterized by: - Core educational activities in the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Probability, providing students with adequate command of general methods and scientific content; - A common curriculum for all students, aiming at providing competences in the various field of statistics. Students will therefore acquire an adequate amount of credits in three out of the five class specific areas: Statics, Applied Statistics, Demography. Business Economics, Applied Computer Mathematics; - A sound number of integrative and class related activities, divided into three groups. The first two groups consist of subject areas which are already included in class specific activities (economics and business economics), and the third group consists of teachings aiming at integrating graduates’ groundings. These teachings are related to experimental applied health areas and soft skills such as legal competences; - Possibility of improving or increasing language skills through a course aiming at providing technical language skills related to the professional area; - Training based on frontal teaching, accompanied laboratories for the discussion of case studies and the investigation of economic-social issues. Laboratory activities aim at general and applied statistical applications, through the direct relation with professionals, in a way to understand the limits and opportunities for statisticians in various application areas. In this way, the course aims at providing students with adequate analytical capability which, based on solid methodological groundings, bring them to pay constant attention to the process of data production – conceptualization, definition and measurement – and to a critical use of theories and methods with respect to the type and meaning of available information; - Small number of examinations, reached through the distribution of content among various teachings and the attribution to each educational activity entailing an examination of an adequate number of credits (normally 8 or 10); - Possibility of attending educational stages at private or public organization, awarded with 8 to 14 credits. This option is suggested to students wishing to conclude their training with a 1st cycle degree. Those who wish to continue their studies may substitute the stage with other educational activities related to the subsequent educational programme, in accordance with the procedures defined by the Course educational regulations.
Professional opportunities
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Graduates of Class 41 may find position of technical statistician and data base manager in public administration , in the design and testing units of companies operating in the biomedical , epidemiological, ecological/environmental fields; in the statistical offices of medium-large-sized businesses, in the marketing departments of manufacturing and distribution companies, in companies managing information systems, in statistical consulting company engaged in external support to private and public companies, in public and private research centers and institutes. The “natural” continuation of studies for this course is a 2nd cycle degree in class Lm82 or LM91; after the acquisition of further credits, graduates of this course my access 2nd cycle degrees in Economics
Final examination features
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It consists of a short paper about an issue agreed with a Professor or of a stage report.


course outlinePropaedeutical teachings

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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
03927 - COMPUTER SCIENCE TABACCHI (PC)TABACCHI MARCO 8.0 1 V A INF/01
06647 - STATISTICS 1 PLAIA (PO)PLAIA ANTONELLA 10.0 1 V A SECS-S/01
16127 - MATHEMATICS TUMMINELLO (PA)TUMMINELLO MICHELE 12.0 1 V A SECS-S/06
01736 - PROBABILITY THEORY SANFILIPPO (PA)SANFILIPPO GIUSEPPE 10.0 2 V B MAT/06
02704 - BUSINESS ECONOMICS TOMASELLI (PA)TOMASELLI SALVATORE 6.0 2 V C SECS-P/07
02796 - POLITICAL ECONOMICS DE LUCA (PA)DE LUCA GIUSEPPE 10.0 2 V B SECS-P/01


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04677 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ROMEO (PA)ROMEO MARCELLA 6.0 1 G E
06649 - STATISTICS 2 MUGGEO (PO)MUGGEO VITO MICHELE ROSARIO 10.0 1 V A SECS-S/01
06706 - SOCIAL STATISTICS I CAPURSI (PO)CAPURSI VINCENZA 10.0 1 V B SECS-S/05
06650 - STATISTICS 3 CHIODI (PO)CHIODI MARCELLO 10.0 2 V A SECS-S/01
06674 - ECONOMIC STATISTICS 1 CUFFARO (PQ)CUFFARO MIRANDA 10.0 2 V B SECS-S/03
Optional subjects 12.0 C


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
06675 - ECONOMIC STATISTICS 2 VASSALLO (PA)VASSALLO ERASMO 10.0 1 V B SECS-S/03
06705 - SOCIAL STATISTICS 2 ATTANASIO (PO)ATTANASIO MASSIMO 10.0 1 V B SECS-S/05
06634 - INTERNSHIP 8.0 2 G S
06651 - STATISTICS 4 MINEO (PO)MINEO ANGELO 8.0 2 V B SECS-S/01
07935 - SEMINARS 2.0 2 G F
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 4.0 3 G E
Optional subjects II 12.0 B
Free subjects 6.0 D
Free subjects II 6.0 D


Elective activities

Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02469 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW AND COMPUTER DATA PROCESSING LAW SCARDINA (CU)SCARDINA FRANCESCA 6.0 1 V C IUS/01
02665 - ECOLOGY COBELLO (PC)COBELLO LAURA 6.0 2 V C BIO/07
03026 - EPIDEMIOLOGY MAZZUCCO (PA)MAZZUCCO WALTER 6.0 2 V C MED/42


Optional subjects II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
15451 - ANALYSIS OF SPACE AND TIME SERIES DI SALVO (RU)DI SALVO FRANCESCA 6.0 1 V B SECS-S/01
02285 - DEMOGRAPHY BUSETTA (PA)BUSETTA ANNALISA 6.0 2 V B SECS-S/04
03892 - SAMPLE SURVEYS AND POLLS BOSCAINO (RU)BOSCAINO GIOVANNI 6.0 2 V B SECS-S/05
05282 - STATISTICAL MODELS OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOURS PIACENTINO (PA)PIACENTINO DAVIDE 6.0 2 V B SECS-S/03


Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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