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Statistics for Engineers

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

About the course

Module 1 (3 ECTS): Basic Probability Theory.
The notions probability, discrete and continuous random variable, probability function, probability density function, cumulative distribution function, expected value, variance, standard deviation, covariance and correlation, are defined. Furthermore, the most common probability distributions for technical applications are treated, with special emphasis on the normal distribution, distributions for linear combinations of normally and non-normally random variables (in the latter case applying the central limit theorem), and approximations of expected values and variances for non-linear functions of random variables.

Module 2 (3 ECTS): Basic Inference Theory with special emphasis on Technical applications.
The notions point estimate, unbiasedness, efficiency, hypothesis, significance level, power, type I and II errors, rejection region, p value and confidence level, are defined. The t-, Chi2-, and F-distributions are applied for hypothesis testing and interval estimation for one and two samples. During the course the sign test, Wilcoxon's two sample test, the analysis of contingency tables, basic analysis of variance, and simple and multiple regression analysis, are covered.

Module 3 (1.5 ECTS): Computer Labaorations using Statistical Software.

Application and eligibility

Statistics for Engineers, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


30 August 2021


1 November 2021

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

The course requires 15 ECTS in Mathematics including derivatives and integrals, or corresponding.


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 15 April 2021. The application period is closed.

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 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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