STK1100 – Probability and Statistical Modelling

Changes in the course due to coronavirus Spring 2020

Teaching and examinations will take place digitally. This may result in changes to your schedule, mandatory activities, exam form and grading scale. See updated information on the semester page and in Canvas.

See common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.

Course content

The course gives a basic introduction to probability and the use of probability models to describe random variables and stochastic processes. The course also gives an introduction to statistical inference, that is how to extract information from data. The course gives a good background for STK1110 – Statistical Methods and Data Analysis

Learning outcome

After having completed the course:

  • You know about the concept of probability and master the basic rules of probability.
  • You know about random variables, and are able to find expectation, variance, covariance and moment generating functions.
  • You know about the most common univariate probability models, and have seen examples of bivariate models.
  • Are you able to do computations with univariate and bivariate distributions and to determine conditional distributions.
  • You know about the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem.
  • You know methods for estimation and construction of confidence intervals in some simple situations.
  • You know about stochastic simulation and bootstrapping.

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

Special admission requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)

  • Chemistry (1+2)

  • Biology (1+2)

  • Information technology (1+2)

  • Geosciences (1+2)

  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

MAT1100 – Calculus and MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and Computations.

Overlapping courses

  • 10 credits overlap with ST100.
  • 10 credits overlap with ST100.
  • 7 credits overlap with ST101.
  • 5 credits overlap with ST001.
  • 4 credits overlap with ECON2130 – Statistikk 1.
  • 2 credits overlap with MAT0120V.
  • 2 credits overlap with ST102.


4 hours of lectures and exercise solving groups each week.

The number of groups offered can be adjusted during the semester, depending on attendance.


2 mandatory assignments.

A written digital midterm exam and final written digital examination at the end of the semester add up to the final grade. Both exams are compulsory and have to be taken in the same semester.

Midterm exam counts for 1/3 and the final examination counts for 2/3. The final grade is based on the total score and a general impression after the final examination.

Examination support material

Approved calculator and formula list for STK1100/ STK1110.

Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only).

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) May 28, 2020 8:23:39 PM

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