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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: 2016/2017
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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To obtain the degree, students must have acquired 180 credits including those relating to the final examination (4 credits). The final test has the objective of assessing the level of maturity and critical skills of the undergraduate, with respect to learning and to the acquired knowledge, on completion of the activities provided by the course syllabus. The final examination consists of a written or oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed every year by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
03927 - COMPUTER SCIENCE course specifications ENEA (RD) 8.0 1 V A INF/01
06647 - STATISTICS 1 course specifications PLAIA (PO) 9.0 1 V A SECS-S/01
16127 - MATHEMATICS course specifications TUMMINELLO (PA) 12.0 1 V A SECS-S/06
01736 - PROBABILITY THEORY course specifications SANFILIPPO (PA) 9.0 2 V B MAT/06
02796 - POLITICAL ECONOMICS course specifications DE LUCA (PA) 9.0 2 V B SECS-P/01
17115 - BUSINESS ECONOMICS - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications TOMASELLI (PA) 9.0 2 V
BUSINESS ECONOMICS TOMASELLI (PA) 6.0 C SECS-P/07
ACCOUNTING AND BUDGETING GUZZO (PA) 3.0 B SECS-P/07


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04677 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE course specifications 6.0 1 G E
06649 - STATISTICS 2 course specifications MUGGEO (PO) 10.0 1 V A SECS-S/01
06674 - ECONOMIC STATISTICS 1 course specifications CUFFARO (PQ) 8.0 1 V B SECS-S/03
06650 - STATISTICS 3 course specifications CHIODI (PO) 10.0 2 V A SECS-S/01
18159 - SOCIAL STATISTICS I - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications BOSCAINO (RU) 12.0 2 V
SAMPLE SURVEYS AND OPINION POLLS BOSCAINO (RU) 6.0 B SECS-S/05
CATEGORICAL DATA BOSCAINO (RU) 6.0 B SECS-S/05
Optional subjects 12.0 C


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
06705 - SOCIAL STATISTICS 2 course specifications ATTANASIO (PO) 8.0 1 V B SECS-S/05
18230 - ECONOMICAL STATISTICS 2 - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications VASSALLO (PA) 12.0 1 V
MARKET ANALYSIS VASSILIADIS (RU) 6.0 B SECS-S/03
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ECONOMICAL DATA VASSALLO (PA) 6.0 B SECS-S/03
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 4.0 2 V E
06634 - INTERNSHIP 8.0 2 G S
06651 - STATISTICS 4 course specifications RUGGIERI (RU) 8.0 2 V A, B SECS-S/01
07935 - SEMINARS 2.0 2 G F
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 course specifications GIGLIO (CU) 6.0 1 V C IUS/01
02665 - ECOLOGY course specifications TOMASELLO (PA) 6.0 2 V C BIO/07
03026 - EPIDEMIOLOGY course specifications MAZZUCCO (PA) 6.0 2 V C MED/42


Optional subjects II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04274 - SOCIAL STATISTICS - LABORATORY course specifications GIAMBALVO (PO) 6.0 1 V B SECS-S/05
15451 - ANALYSIS OF SPACE AND TIME SERIES course specifications DI SALVO (RU) 6.0 1 V B SECS-S/01
02285 - DEMOGRAPHY course specifications BUSETTA (PA) 6.0 2 V B SECS-S/04
18162 - STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOURS course specifications PIACENTINO (PA) 6.0 2 V B SECS-S/03


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