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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course provides a basic introduction to
statistics and probability covering sampling and
simple statistical measures. The aim is to acquire
and apply skills relating to the interpretation and
presentation of data and to introduce the concept
of probability and statistical inference.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students
should be able to:
-Formulate problems in statistical terms.
-Select and apply an appropriate model.
-Interpret and communicate results.

Course contents

- Statistics: Basic concepts
- Measures of the center of a set of observations
- Measures of Dispersion
- Probability: Sample Space and Events
- Definition and properties of Probability
- Combinatorics
- Conditional Probability/ Independent events
- Bayes Theorem
- Random Variables
- Distribution Functions
- Discrete and Continuous Random Variables
- Mathematical Expectation
- Binomial Random Point Function
- Poisson Function
- Exponential Probability function
- Normal Probability function
- Regression

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Algebra & Trigonometry

Study activities

  • Lectures - 80 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 48 hours
  • - 4 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 132 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 132 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


Herrman Rene


Herrmann Rene

Group size

No limit

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12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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