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MATH 1060 - Statistics for Data Analysis

Mathematics Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course introduces descriptive statistics, basic inferential statistics, linear regression, and probability concepts and calculations. Emphasis throughout the course will be placed on using statistical methods for the exploration and analysis of data sets. This introduction will enable students to use statistics for data analysis, will prepare them for “Data Analytics/Mining,” and covers topics appropriate for anyone seeking a first statistics course. Labs and exercises employ standard graphical methods to represent statistical data. Hypothesis tests, including ANOVA, are used to test for significant differences between multiple groups. Students will be introduced to the open source R Programming language, a statistical analysis tool used to extract meaningful information from a variety of scientific, industrial and commercial data sets. Upon successful completion, students will be able to carry out calculations, perform statistical decision making and solve problems with involving collected data. This course prepares the student to move on to MATH 3060 and is a required course for the Applied Data Analytics Certificate offered by BCIT Computing.


Math 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent




$629.20 - $631.18 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 63915

Mon Apr 16 - Mon Jul 16 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 16 - Jul 16 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SE06 Rm. 105


Bruno L'Esperance

Course Outline




  1. It is highly recommended to refresh your math skills prior to starting MATH 1060. BCIT offers MATH 0060 as an online self-paced course. No class on Monday, May 21st (Victoria Day) and Monday, July 02nd (Canada Day).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 44519

Thu Sep 13 - Thu Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 318


Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Refreshing your math skills prior to starting MATH 1060 is strongly recommended and we suggest taking MATH 0060.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Compute and understand the meaning of mean, median, range, standard deviation, variance, percentiles and standard scores.
  • Use and understand standard graphical methods of representing statistical data.
  • Use R to process and analyse data.
  • Perform basic probability calculations.
  • Solve problems with statistical variables that have a binomial, Poisson, normal or other probability distributions.
  • Describe the basic procedures for null hypothesis testing; define, explain, illustrate basic concepts such as null and alternate hypotheses, type 1 and 2 errors, level of significance, critical values, test statistic, rejection region, one-tailed and two-tailed tests; power; determination of sample size.
  • Carry out calculations and statistical tests related to sample means, sample proportions, chi-square distribution, and correlation and regression.
  • Use ANOVA to test hypotheses on differences between multiple groups.
  • Estimate with confidence intervals for population parameters (means, difference between means, difference between proportions).
  • Apply principles of linear correlations and regression and determine correlation coefficients between different data variables.
  • Use multiple regression to predict a response variable and determine the most significant predictor variables.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

MATH 1060 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate


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