Probability and Statistics
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
The aim of this module is to give a thorough grounding in probability, statistics and calculus of several variables as required for the successful understanding and solution of problems in science. Students will learn how mathematics can be used as a tool for solving scientific problems and a language for communicating information. This is a know-how and skills module. Students will participate in the following learning activities: Lectures: Students will attend two one-hour lectures per week. These lectures are designed to introduce learners to the mathematical principles and problem solving techniques that underpin this module. Tutorials: Each student will attend one one-hour tutorial per week. Problem sheets based on lecture content are distributed to the students and they are strongly advised to attempt all tutorial questions in advance of the tutorial.Reading: Students are expected to fully utilise the textbooks recommended.
1. demonstrate an understanding of concepts by use of examples or counterexamples.
2. apply the rules of probability and assign probabilities to events.
3. know how to obtain expectations of discrete and continuous random variables.
4. use the normal and student t-distributions to test statistical hypotheses and to compute confidence intervals.
5. perform the calculations that arise when the calculus of several variables is used to solve problems.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.