ING3302 Applied Linear Algebra and Statistics

Course code: 
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Anvendt lineær algebra og statistikk
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2022 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2022 Autumn
Person in charge: 
Ellen Margit Berle
Course content

The course will give the cadet an academic basis in probability calculation and statistics that other courses can build on, as well as knowledge of methods and economic models as an important tool in problem solving related to service in the Navy.

The course is planned to be given by a civilian provider.

Learning outcome


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • explain how the tools, methods and theory of linear algebra  can be used to solve practical problems
  • explain important theories within the core areas of probability calculation and statistics
  • refer to several options within stochastic models
  • describe the foundations of the theory of decision analysis (dicision where risks are involved)
  • explain key concepts, results and methods within stochastic methods, as well as when different results and methods can be applied to solve engineering and other practical problems


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • use relevant mathematical and statistical systems of symbols and formulas and manipulate symbols and formulas
  • solve complicated technical problems using methods of linear algebra
  • formulate and solve stochastic problems, both analytically and numerically, and evaluate and explain his/her results
  • conduct simple economic modelling
  • use stochastic and statistical methods and tools relevant to his/her field of study

General competences

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • communicate with others about stochastic and economic models both orally, in writing and using a system of formulas.
  • explain how risk can be modelled, measured and calculated
  • refer to how new knowledge and methods in stochastic modelling are developed, and what significance this has for the field of engineering
Working and learning activities

Emphasis is placed on using examples from other technical courses and from service in the Navy to illustrate topics in the course.

Approximately 16 hours of work per week is expected (lectures, problem solving, project work, independent study).

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.



In addition to compendium:

  • Croft, A., Davison, R., Hargreaves, M., & Flint, J. (2013). Engineering Mathematics – A Foundation for Electronic, Electrical, Communications and System Engineers (4.utg.). Harlow: Pearson-Education (kap. 8).
  • Berle, E., Langholm, T., & Meen, K.: Kompendium. Sjøkrigsskolen 2018 (kap.: Sannsynlighetsmodeller, Markovkjeder og Matematisk statistikk).


Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Skriftlig eksamenIndividual4HoursPercentage50 %Not requiredThe exam must be passed.Approved calculator and school formula collection
MappevurderingIndividual1SemestersPercentage50 %Not required Portfolio assessment. The portfolio is based on 1 to 2 tests, 2 to 3 submissions and 1 project assignment.
Form of assessment:Skriftlig eksamen
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:Percentage
Proportion:50 %
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:The exam must be passed.
Supported materials:Approved calculator and school formula collection
Form of assessment:Mappevurdering
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:Percentage
Proportion:50 %
Oral examination:Not required
Comment: Portfolio assessment. The portfolio is based on 1 to 2 tests, 2 to 3 submissions and 1 project assignment.
Supported materials:
Approval signature: 
Fagråd Sjømilitær Teknologi, 18.04.2018