BA8618 - Applied statistics for PhD in Civil and Transport Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

The course covers basic statistical methodology applied to the civil and transport area, as well as basic understanding of statistical concepts.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The statistical basics and some general common sense of statistics (terminology, population and sampling, problem structuring, correlation vs. causality, significance, hypotheses, goodness-of-fit)

The candidate is able to use a toolbox containing some common statistical methods (comparison of two means [hypotheses testing, t-test, Chi2-test], simple regression)

General competence: Have an overview of statistic methods (what statistical method to use depending on the structure of your problem, the distribution of your variables and the form of relationship between variables)

Learning methods and activities

The course is comprised of one start-up-meeting and five-six seminars at two-three weeks interval, max 10 course participants. At the end of each seminar the student is given a set of new questions to answer until the next seminar while reading up on a new topic. At the following seminar the questions are discussed and the student hands in a PM with his/her answers. The language of the seminars is English, unless all students speak Norwegian. The language of PMs is either English or Norwegian at the students own discretion.

Required previous knowledge

No formal requirements with regard to specific courses.

Course materials

The course participants choose their own statistics literature, but a list of potential titles/sources is handed out at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road and Transport Engineering
  • Risk Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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