Probability and Statistics for Systems Engineering

Course #OS3180

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course introduces the systems engineering and analysis student to probability, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and regression. The modeling and analysis of the stochastic behavior of systems provides the context for the course. Topical coverage includes the normal, binomial, Poisson, exponential, and lognormal distributions; probabilistic measures of system performance; graphical and numerical data summaries; confidence intervals and hypothesis tests based on one or two samples; regression with one or more predictors; and single factor analysis of variance. The lab portion of the class uses spreadsheets to support the modeling and analyses. The course is delivered in block format.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 131
  • 282
  • 311


  • SE1001

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply basic probability to model military phenomena.
  • Analyze discreet data sets and continuous data sets.
  • Apply principles of design of experiments.
  • Construct statistical estimates.
  • Perform hypothesis tests.
  • Conduct regression analysis.
  • Effectively present statistical results in written and oral formats.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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