The UNSW Data Analysis for Life and Earth Science (BEES2041) course and BEES5041 Data Analysis: Environmental Science & Management aims to develop your quantitative skills for solving problems in the fields of biological, earth and environmental science. You’ll explore the design of sampling and experimental research while learning how to interpret and communicate statistical results.
Thanks to the rise of new observing technologies, we now have more environmental data than ever before. With a need to become more evidence-based, many companies and organisations are embracing the power of big data to understand the natural world and solve environmental problems.
This second-year course emphasises practical work, problem-solving and hands-on experience with R in the computer laboratory. You’ll cover a suite of statistical tests and methods to visualise data that are relevant to most areas of life and earth sciences. These disciplines include:
Term offering: Term 1
Course attendance: In person
Course code: BEES2041, BEES5041
Upon completion of this course, you’ll have the ability to:
Before enrolling in the course, it’s assumed you have studied Statistics for Life and Social Sciences (MATH1041).
Environmental managers are increasingly in need of graduates that are able to collect, interpret and communicate the large amounts of environmental data now available. Large scale observing programs from remote sensing, on-ground monitoring and citizen science are providing exciting opportunities to better understand the natural world and manage human impacts. Career opportunities often require combining biological, earth and environmental science skills with the quantitative skills needed to analyse and communicate these data.