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Mathematical Statistics 7.5 credits

Matematisk statistik
First cycle, S0001M
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Mathematical Statistics
Subject group (SCB)
Mathematical Statistics
Main field of study
Industrial and Management Engineering, Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Calculus M0029M, Linear Algebra and Calculus M0030M and Linear Algebra or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
As a student you will, after completion of the course, be able to define descriptive statistics for distributions and data, such as measures of location and dispersion; be familiar with basic concepts from probability and statistical theory as well as understand the concept of a statistical model; be able to use statistical software for processing and analyzing data; be able to formulate and use some often used statistical models; be able to apply the statistical methods for analysis that the course treats; be able to assess when statistical methods are useful; be able to estimate how uncertainty affects conclusions and quantify risks in terms of error probabilities.

Descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis: The most common methods are treated, including measures or location and dispersion, histogram- and boxplots. Probability theory: Basic concepts and models for random phenomena, the most common distributions, the central limit theorem. Statistical inference: point-, interval estimation and hypothesis testing in non-parametric situations and for the most common distributions, methods for comparing two populations, the use of statistical software. Regression analysis: Simple and multiple linear regression with emphasis on the interpretation of results.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Regular lectures, collaborative learning in small groups, laboratory assignments,  and web-based quizzes (webbquizzes) that are done continuously throughout the course.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
For grade 3: laboratory assignments and approved first part of the written examination. Grades 4 and 5 require that the more detailed, second part of the exam is written. Voluntary webquizzes can give bonus points to the first part of the written exam.

This course cannot be included in a study program in combination with the course S0008M.

Adam Jonsson

Transition terms
The course S0001M is equal to MAM800

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
K. Vännman: Matematisk statistik, third edition. Complementery coursematerial are posted in the course room in Cavnas.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Laboratory workU G#2.20MandatoryA07
0005Written examG U 3 4 55.30MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 06 Sep 2007

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021