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CS 360 — Introduction to Statistics
(dt. Grundlagen der Statistik)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, required module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Oral or written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Computer Science.
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Dominik Heider


  • Statistical key figures
  • Probability theory, probability measures and spaces
  • Random variables and their distributions
  • Important probability distributions, statistical tests

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • Acquire basic knowledge and skills in statistics, in particular with regard to statistical indicators, distributions, distribution densities, hypotheses and hypothesis tests,
  • Recognize cross-connections to computer science,
  • practice mathematical and in particular statistical ways of thinking and working on concrete questions, also on technically motivated problems,
  • develop mathematical and statistical intuition and learn how to translate it into precise terms and formal justifications,
  • to train your abstraction skills,
  • acquire all the necessary prerequisites for successful participation in the statistics internship,
  • improve their oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: Basic Linear Algebra, Basic Real Analysis.


The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Business Informatics

When studying B.Sc. Computer Science, this module must be completed in the study area Compulsory Modules in Mathematics.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

Recommended Reading

  • Will be announced in the course.

Please note:

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