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Design of Experiments and Advanced Statistical Modelling

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

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About the course

The theory of the most common tools for systematic planning of experiments and methods for the analysis of experimental results, is covered. ANOVA models are introduced as special cases of general linear models. Special emphasis is put on complete and fractional two level factorial designs. Response surface methods and their designs, and strategies for sequential design of experiments are included. Furthermore, more advanced models for the analysis of variance, with random and mixed effects are treated. Finally robust designs are introduced.
In the later part of the course elementary linear and nonlinear regression analysis is addressed, including least square error and likelihood methods for estimating the parameters in the models. General Linear Models are introduced and methods for fitting, validating and testing in such models are discussed. Further, the fundamentals of one dimensional smoothing including splines and their use in construction of General Additive Models, are introduced. Some criteria for choosing such model parameters as well as practical aspects of analysis are discussed. Element 2 As support for choosing experimental design and analyzing data, throughout the course suitable statistical software is used.

Application and eligibility

Design of Experiments and Advanced Statistical Modelling, 15 credits

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22 March 2023


4 June 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

The course requires 90 hp including courses in Mathematical Statistics, minimum 15 ECTS or courses in Statistics, minimum 75 ECTS and in both cases a course in basic Computer Programming. Proficiency in English and Swedish equivalent to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Entry requirements


Guaranteed place Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 17 October 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 35,700

Total fee

SEK 35,700

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study counselor Lars-Daniel Öhman