Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To introduce the student to concepts and ideas within statistics and how statistics can be applied to problems relevant to engineers in “ITCOM”.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about fundamental concepts in probability, including conditional probability and independence.
  • Must have knowledge about discrete and continuous random variables and relevant properties of these
  • Must have knowledge about various examples of descriptive statistics, e.g. histograms and scatterplots.
  • Must have knowledge about statistical inference, including estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
  • Must have knowledge about important statistical models, like linear regression (simple and multiple), analysis of variance, logistic regression and log-linear models (in particular contingency tables).


  • Must be able to, given specific data, specify a relevant statistical model and account for the assumptions and limitations of the chosen model.
  • Must be able to use relevant software for carrying out the statistical analysis of given data and be able to interpret the results of the analysis


  • Must be able to judge the applicability of statistics within own area.
  • Must be capable of performing a critical judgement of the results of a statistical analysis.
  • Must be capable of communicating the results of a statistical analysis to people with no or little background within statistics.

Type of instruction

Lectures in combination with practical exercises and self-study or similar.



Name of examIntroduction to Probability Theory and Statistics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntroduktion til sandsynlighedsregning og statistik
Module codeESNITCOB4K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (IT, Communication and New Media)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design