Experimental Methods and Statistics

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Experimental Methods and Statistics

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    16
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Course outline:

    This course aims to develop an understanding of the concepts of statistics, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, frequency distributions, introduction to probability, regression analysis and correlation, hypothesis testing and goodness of fit tests, analysis of variance, introduction to experimentation, instrumentation & data acquisition, measurement of strain, measurement of force, torque & pressure, measurement of vibration. Professional Communication Studies teaches a module in this course for a percentage of the final mark.

    48 lectures, 8 practicals.

    DP requirements:
    The student must: attend all lectures and tutorials & practicals; achieve at least 60% of the class average for all the class tests; submit all written assignments, tutorials, practical and reports, and; submit folder for final examination. The folder should contain all notes, assignments, tutorials, practicals, test scripts and reports.

    Assessment:
    Continuous assessment by projects, assignments and tests.

    Course Entry Requirements: CIV1004W.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.