MTA302 - Introductory Statistics

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Subject Title
Introductory Statistics

Subject Description
This course in Probability and Statistics continues the development of mathematical skills important to technology. Areas of study include descriptive statistics, probability,normal distribution, inferential statistics and linear regression. 

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Summarize data using descriptive statistics: measures of central tendency, dispersion and position;
  2. Solve probability problems involving mutually exclusive, non-mutually exclusive, independent and conditionally dependent events;
  3. Solve problems involving the Normal distribution;
  4. Determine minimum sample size required to estimate a mean;
  5. Estimate a population parameter using a sample statistic;
  6. Perform elementary hypothesis tests;
  7. Apply the principles of linear regression and correlation.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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