Statistics for Decision Making

The subject provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation of population parameter, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. 


The aims of this subject are to provide students with:

  1. Practical knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques to generate information for decision-making.
  2. Analytical skills to understand statistical findings.
  3. Interpretative skills to use statistical findings for decision making.

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Course Outline

  1. Describe the role of statistics, its applications and the basic statistical terms.
  2. Apply graphical and computational methods to describe qualitative and quantitative data.
  3. Explain the basic concepts of probability.
  4. Apply discrete probability distributions.
  5. Apply continuous probability distributions.
  6. Apply point and interval estimates.
  7. Apply hypothesis testing techniques.
  8. Apply simple linear regression analysis. 

Modes of Assessment

Continual Assessment 100%


Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Diploma in Engineering (Operations & Systems Management).

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.

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Application Procedures

Submit on-line application via:

Steps to follow in your application:

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No

Step 2 - Select UEF – Modular - Engineering (Operations & Systems Management) and course commencement date.

Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).

Step 4 - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.

Step 5: Make declaration and submit online application


Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
6788 1212

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 25 April 2017