Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Valentijn Pauwels


Systematic approaches to engineering data collection, analysis and interpretation. The Scope covers data description and presentation, randomness, discrete probability, continuous probability, conditional probability, Bayes' Theorem, normal distribution, sampling distributions, point estimation, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply statistical theory to problems frequently encountered by engineers
  2. arrange and interpret large data sets and compute summary statistics
  3. plan experiments and draw conclusions in a correct manner
  4. formulate hypotheses to analyse data sets
  5. predict random processes through time series analysis


Continuous assessment: 30%
Final Examination: (3 hours) 70%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practical and 8 hours private study per week.

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