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Module MAT-14-14-M-3

Stochastic Methods (M, 9.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MAT-14-14-M-3 Stochastic Methods 9.0 CP (270 h)


CP, Effort 9.0 CP = 270 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [3] Bachelor (Core)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MAT-GRU] Mathematics (B.Sc. year 1 and 2)
Reference course of study [MAT-82.276-SG] B.Sc. Business Mathematics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
4V+2U MAT-14-14-K-3
Stochastic Methods
P 84 h 186 h
- PL1 9.0 WiSe
  • About [MAT-14-14-K-3]: Title: "Stochastic Methods"; Presence-Time: 84 h; Self-Study: 186 h
  • About [MAT-14-14-K-3]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (20-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 82057 ("Module Exam Measure Stochastic Methods")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Fundamentals of probability theory:
  • basic concepts of probability theory (probability space, random variable, distribution),
  • distribution of real-valued random variables (binomial, Poisson, exponential and normal distribution, etc.),
  • expected value, variance, covariance,
  • distribution of random vectors, multivariate normal distribution as an example,
  • conditional probability, independence,
  • law of large numbers,
  • central limit theorem.

Fundamentals of statistics:

  • parameter estimator,
  • interval estimator,
  • tests.

Outlook on the following areas:

  • Monte Carlo simulation,
  • linear regression,
  • big data and machine learning,
  • Markov chains.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Building on the knowledge acquired in the first year of their mathematical studies, the students have acquired basic theoretical and practical knowledge in an area of practical/applied mathematics.

They know and understand stochastic concepts and the basic constructions, results and methods of probability theory and statistics. They can reproduce the proofs and independently prove or disprove statements. They are able to apply stochastic methods to simple practical problems.

In the exercise classes the students have acquired a confident, precise and independent handling of the terms, propositions and methods from the lecture.


  • D. Williams: Weighing the Odds - A Course in Probability and Statistics,
  • H.O. Georgii: Stochastik - Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Statistik,
  • U. Krengel: Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Statistik,
  • K.L. Chung: Elementare Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und stochastische Prozesse.


Registration for the exercise classes via the online administration system URM (

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

For students of the (Bachelor's) study programmes of the Department of Mathematics, the proof of successful participation in the exercise classes of "Fundamentals of Mathematics I" or "Fundamentals of Mathematics II" (e.g. from the module [MAT-10-1-M-2] "Fundamentals of Mathematics") is prerequisite for participation in the module examination.

References to Module / Module Number [MAT-14-14-M-3]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MAT-82.276-SG] B.Sc. Business Mathematics [Core Modules (non specialised)] Business Mathematics [P] Compulsory