MAR1002 : Marine Statistics

Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0


To provide a basic understanding of statistical methods in the context of marine technology.

Module Summary

This module will introduce students to basic, but crucial areas of statistics. This module lays the foundation for future courses.

Outline Of Syllabus

Probability, sampling, descriptive statistics, discrete distributions (binomial, Poisson), continuous distributions (uniform, normal, exponential, extreme value, Rayleigh). Random number generation. Linear combinations of variables, central limit theorem, confidence intervals for means, variances and proportions and for comparisons of these between samples. Regression. Use of Minitab.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:305:30Revision for unseen Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Unseen Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00Formal lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion33:009:00Written assignments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Revision lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical61:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery120:000:00Office Hours in a staff office
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study17:007:00Studying, practising and gaining understanding of course material
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study31:003:00Assignment review
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are used for the delivery of theory and explanation of methods, illustrated with examples, and for giving general feedback on marked work. Practicals are used both for solution of problems and work requiring extensive computation and to give insight into the ideas/methods studied. Tutorials are used to discuss the course material, identify and resolve specific queries raised by students and to allow students to receive individual feedback on marked work. Office hours provide an opportunity for more direct contact between individual students and the lecturer.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A80unseen
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises2M20N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A substantial formal unseen examination is appropriate for the assessment of the material in this module. Written assignments (approximately 3 pieces of work of approximately equal weight) allow the students to develop their problem solving techniques, to practise the methods learnt in the module, to assess their progress and to receive feedback; this is thus formative as well as summative assessment.

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