ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

STM2EPS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops an understanding of probability and statistics applied to engineering problems. Probability topics include joint and conditional probability, Bayes' Theorem and distributions such as the uniform, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions as well as properties of random variables and the Central Limit Theorem. Statistical inference and data analysis is also considered covering, among other topics, significance testing and confidence intervals with an introduction to methods such as ANOVA, linear and nonlinear regression and model verification. Applications to engineering such as queuing theory, reliability and efficiency of processes are considered throughout. Students will work to achieve the stage one competencies 1.2 (conceptual understanding of the underpinning mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics), 2.2 (fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources) and 3.2 (effective written communication).

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHien Nguyen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SHENG, SHENGB, SHCE, SHCEB, SHENI, SHENIB or SBSCB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify probabilistic traits of engineering problems and choose methods which can be employed to determine valid and informative solutions.
02. Defend or question the validity of probability models applied to problems including, but not limited to, system and structural reliability, queuing theory and signal processing.
03. Demonstrate an ability to solve a variety of engineering problems using applications of probability models.
04. Define a statistical hypothesis with applications to engineering that may be tested using data.
05. Identify and apply statistical methods for hypothesis testing and estimation with applications in engineering that include, but are not limited to, quality control, reliability and efficiency of processing.
06. Present clear, well-structured summaries of findings, both probabilistic and data-based, using appropriate mathematical and statistical vocabulary.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorToen Castle

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Five Online Quizzes (100 words each, 500 words equivalent total)Each quiz may be attempted a maximum of three times. The highest mark achieved for the up-to-three attempts is awarded.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Four assignments, submitted online (500 words each, 2000 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Two hour Final Exam (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHien Nguyen

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Five Online Quizzes (100 words each, 500 words equivalent total)Each quiz may be attempted a maximum of three times. The highest mark achieved for the up-to-three attempts is awarded.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Four assignments, submitted online (500 words each, 2000 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Two hour Final Exam (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6