Syllabus for Statistics for Engineers

Statistik för ingenjörer

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1MS008
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Mathematics G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2008-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2019
  • Entry requirements:

    Calculus 2 or Calculus for Engineers, Algebra and Vector Geometry.

  • Responsible department: Department of Mathematics

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • use a number of methods and techniques for visualisation of data sets;
  • compute probabilities in simple cases;
  • give an account of the concept random variable and be able to use some common probability distributions;
  • understand the meaning of the central limit theorem;
  • use point and interval estimates for some typical statistical problems;
  • apply elementary regression for fitting measured data;
  • give an account of some typical engineering applications of probability and statistics, e.g. reliability and quality control.


Descriptive statistics: measures of location and variation, frequency tables, bar diagrams, histograms, other diagrams and tools for visualisation. Introductory combinatorics and probability theory. Probability distributions: binomial, Poisson, normal, exponential. Central limit theorem. Point and interval estimation. The method of regression. Engineering applications, selected examples.


Lectures, lessons, computer exercises and problem solving sessions.


Written examination at the end of the course combined with discussions tasks and written assignments.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2020

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Rydén, Jesper Stokastik för ingenjörer

    2., utök. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2015

    Find in the library


Reading list revisions

Last modified: 2022-04-26