DAPE2000 Mathematics 2000 with Statistics Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Matematikk 2000 med statistikk
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - data
Year of study
FALL 2022
Course history


This course, together with Mathematics 1000, will give students an understanding of mathematical concepts, issues and solution methods with the focus on applications. The course will also give students an understanding of concepts in statistics and probability theory, problems and solution methods with the focus on applications in their own field and in the engineering field in general.  

Recommended preliminary courses

The course builds on DAFE1000 Mathematics 1000.

Required preliminary courses

No requirements over and above the admission requirements.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge The student is capable of:

  • using linear algebra to determine eigenvalues and solving systems of differential equations and solving second order linear differential equations with constant coefficients 
  • discussing functions of multiple variables and apply partial derivatives to various problems
  • explaining convergence and power series representations of functions
  • explaining key concepts in set theory, probability theory, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing and choice of model
  • explaining normal, binomial, Poisson and exponential probability distributions, as well as typical problems to which they can be applied


The student is capable of:

  • calculating eigenvectors and diagonalising matrices
  • applying diagonalisation of matrices to solve systems of differential equations
  • determining the convergence of series using the ratio test, and finding the Taylor series of known functions
  • describing and discussing functions of multiple variables using e.g. level curves and partial derivatives
  • determining and classifying critical points of functions of two variables
  • applying statistical principles and concepts from their own field
  • basic calculus of probability with discrete and continuous probability distributions and parameter estimation
  • calculating confidence intervals and testing hypotheses
  • applying mathematical tools to matrices and functions of two variables

General competence

The student is capable of:

  • identifying the connection between mathematics and their own field of engineering
  • transferring a practical problem from their own field into mathematical form, so it can be solved analytically or numerically
  • using mathematical methods and tools that are relevant to the field
  • using statistical ways of thinking to solve problems in engineering and communicating them orally and in writing
  • solving problems in engineering by use of probability calculations, statistical planning of trials, data collection and analysis

Teaching and learning methods

The course is taught through joint lectures and exercises. In the exercise sessions, the students work on assignments, both individually and in groups, under the supervision of a lecturer.

Course requirements



Individual written exam, 3 hours.

The exam result can be appealed.

Permitted exam materials and equipment

Aids enclosed with the exam question paper, and a handheld calculator that cannot be used for wireless communication or to perform symbolic calculations. If the calculator’s internal memory can store data, the memory must be deleted before the exam. Random checks may be carried out.

Grading scale

Grade scale A-F.


One internal examiner. External examiners are used regularly.