VB6200 - Statistics


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Basic part (5 credits): Descriptive statistics. Probability of events, combinatorics and conditional probability. Stochastic variables, expectation and variance. Covariance, correlation and independence. Common probability distributions (e.g., binomial, poisson, exponential and normal distribution). The central limit theorem. Parameter estimation and confidence intervals. One-sample hypothesis tests. Simple linear regression.

Special part (2.5 credits): Experimental design: Two-factor experimental design, block pairing, analysis of methods for repeated and non-repeated experiments. Statistical quality control: Sources of variation, random sampling, control charts for expected values, standard deviations and count data, and capability indexes.

Learning outcome


The candidate is familiar with the basic ideas in probability and statistics. The candidate has knowledge about simple statistical models and processes that are often used within their field of study. The candidate knows how to use statistics in a comprehensive way and understands that statistics is a necessary tool for measuring, describing and evaluating results. The student also knows how to use basic statistical inference methods to describe processes and populations based on independent trials and random samples. The candidate has knowledge of experimental design and statistical process control.​


The candidate can

  • Present and describe the characteristics of a data material using descriptive statistics, tables and figures
  • Calculate the probability of events and conditional probabilities, using e.g. combinatorics, stochastic variables, the most common probability distributions (e.g., binomial, poisson, exponential and normal distribution) and the central limit theorem.
  • Perform simple methods for statistical inference such as parameter estimation, confidence intervals, one-sample hypothesis tests, correlation and simple linear regression
  • apply statistical principles and concepts in his/hers professional field
  • use Python, or a similar statistical software, to perform basic statistical analysis
  • interpret data material and results from statistical analysis related to experimental and statistical process control

General competence

The candidate sees the importance of statistical knowledge and expertise in the engineering role and is able to communicate with professionals about engineering problems by using statistical concepts and expressions. The candidate has gained confidence in simple statistical analysis, two-factor experiments and statistical process control through student activities such as exercises and project work. This competence provides a platform for further engineering studies, and for various types of applications in industry, consulting and the public sector.

Learning methods and activities

Online lectures, thematic videos, gatherings, collaborative project work and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The course has two evaluations with character grades; a collaborative project and an individual exam. In order to pass the course, both evaluations must be passed.

A continuation exam is held in August for the written school exam, this may be change to an oral exam if there are few students. There is no continuation exam for the project, so the project must be re-taken when the course is given ordinarily.

Students that want to improve their grade in the course, can choose to retake one of the two evaluations.

If the evaluation is changed, the whole course must be retaken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (TKIVTEVU)

Required previous knowledge

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Course materials

Gunnar Løvås: Statistikk for universiteter og høgskoler. Thematics videoes. Compendium in experimental design.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ISTT1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
ISTA1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
ISTG1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
ISTA1002 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
ISTG1002 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
ISTT1002 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
ISTA1003 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
ISTG1003 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
ISTT1003 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
TALM1005 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
TDAT2001 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
IE203312 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
IR201812 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
IR201712 4.0 AUTUMN 2021
SMF2251 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Statistics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


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