Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Probability And Statistics

COURSE CODE: STA 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

This course deals with concepts of probability and statistical tools for engineering applications with computer-aided statistical analysis; determining appropriate methods of gathering and treating of data; methods of data analysis, processing, and presentation.

Course Objective:

  1. The course Objectives at equipping students with skills that will enable them to use the various data collection techniques, and understand how gathered data is coded, captured, cleaned, analyzed, interpreted, and presented.
  2. The course Objectives at equipping students with skills to enable them use tools such as SPSS, EPIINFO, MS Excel to perform statistical analysis of data associated with business operations and obtain meaningful information that can guide decision making.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the:

i.              The student will be able to appropriately apply basic tools of data gathering and data analysis to provide insight into business problems or business environments. (Calculate statistical functions and analyze samples, presenting them in tabular or graphical forms etc)

ii.            Students will be able to integrate basic tools of data gathering and analysis into an overall approach to scientific inquiry.