In recent years, responding to the demand of industry and other sectors of the economy, changes have been made both to the structure and curriculum of undergraduate degree programmes in University of Malaya. The Institute of Mathematical Sciences started to offer a separate B.Sc.(Stat) programme in the academic year 1996/97. Prior to this, only one degree, the B.Sc.(Math) degree, was awarded although students awarded this degree might have taken a large number of probability and statistics courses. Already the B.Sc.(Stat) degree programme has undergone several changes and more are being considered. This paper will describe the current state of the degree programme, discuss the changes already made and those being proposed, and compare the programme with the ASA Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Sciences.
- Prof Dev