Subject Code: PPS0016
Objective: This course introduces basic probability and statistics to students. In probability, students are taught the basic concepts of probability and introduced to discrete and continuous random variables, including some special probability distributions. In statistics, students will be introduced to some of the basic terms in statistics and exposed to tabular as well as pictorial presentation of data. Students will be taught sampling distribution for mean, population and variance.
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Student Learning Time: 120 hours
Assessment: Quizzes: 20%
Tests: 30%
Final Examination: 50%
  • Assliza, S., Law, C. Y., Lye, C. T., Mislina, A., Ismail, N. & Tan, C.P. (2012). Introduction to Probability and Statistics. Pearson.(Textbook)
  • Dekking, M. (2005). A modern introduction to probability and statistics: understanding why and how. Springer.
  • Devore, J. L. (2009). Probability and statistics for engineering and the sciences. Thomson/Brooks/Cole.
  • Prem, S. M. (2004). Introductory Statistics. 5th Ed. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Rosenkrantz, W. A. (2009). Introduction to probability and statistics for science, engineering, and finance. CRC Press.
  • Soong, T. T. (2004). Fundamentals of probability and statistics for engineers. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Triola, M. F. (2008). Elementary statistics with multimedia study guide. 10th Ed. Pearson.
  • Walpole, R. E., & Myers, R. L. (2007). Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists. 8th Ed. Pearson Education.
  • Weiss, N. A. (2008). Introductory Statistics. 8th Ed. Pearson/Addison Wesley.

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Course Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:

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