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EG5060: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY FOR SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND QUALITY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to get an understanding of applied probability and statistics. Students will be able to handle variables of a random nature, deal with parameters of different distributions and data of scattering nature.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Srinivas Sriramula

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG5012 Stats for Safety (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides mathematical foundation of the probabilistic analysis of random variables. The course is an extension to the undergraduate level of the subject. This course is a pre-requisite for the module on Advanced Methods for Risk and Reliability Assessment.

The following modules will be covered in the course:

1. Revision of elementary concepts in statistics and probability.

2. Important uni-variate distributions.

3. The bi-variate and multi-variate normal distribution.

4. Parameter estimation and goodness-of-fit.

5. Analysis of statistical data.

6. Treatment of outliers.

7. Analysis of variance.

8. Introduction to continuous and discrete stochastic processes.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 9 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Timed online test (50%)

Timed online test (30%)

Lab report (20%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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