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AT.325.EN: System Identification

Course for Students in:

EPCE_MA 2., II 6.,MTR_MA 1., TKS 6., EIT 6., WIW_MA 2.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Statistics and Data Visualisation (1 Week; Chapter 1)
    • Basics of Descriptive Statistics
    • Data Visualisation
  2. Theoretical Foundations of Statistical Analysis (4 Weeks; Chapter 2)
    • Axioms and Definitions in Statistics
    • Expectation Operator
    • Statistical Distributions
    • Parameter Estimation
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Confidence Intervals
  3. Regression (4 Weeks; Chapter 3)
    • What is Regression?
    • What is the Framework for Regression?
    • Linear Regression
    • Noninear Regression
  4. Design of Experiments (4 Weeks; Chapter 4)
    • What is Design of Experiments? Why do we need Design of Experiments?
    • Full Factorial Design
    • Fractional Factorial Design
    • Other Designs


Prof. Yuri Shardt

Course Schedule:

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Due to the coronavirus, this lecture will be offered solely online. Please register with the lecturer, Yuri Shardt (, by October 16th, 2020. The lectures will start on October 21st, 2020. The lectures will be conducted using e-mail and online seminars. All pertinent information can be found on this course website.

Course Notes:

The material taught in the class is directly taken from the English textbook. Class notes will not be provided, since the information can be found by looking in the book.

  • Course Syllabus: Download
  • Sample Final: Download
    • This sample final is based on the course I taught at the University of Alberta. There can be some small differences between what was covered this year and what the sample final gives.
  • Bonus Point Form: Download

    Excel Templates:

    The English template files can be downloaded from the book website ( The Excel slides for how to use the templates are provided below. The German version of the templates and the corresponding slides is also provided below. Please note that all template files, irrespective of their language, can be used on with any Excel language version (the Excel language and template language need not match).

    • Excel Slides (for English Excel and English Templates): Download.
    • Excel Templates and Slides (for German Templates and German Excel, but the slides themselves are written in English): Download


    • Lab Instructor: Xinrui Gao / Aouss Gabash
    • Please register for the labs using
    • All required information can be found in the above lab portal.
    • The labs start in January 2021.
    • Please contact the lab instructor for any questions regarding the labs.


    Yuri A.W. Shardt (2015). Statistics for Chemical and Process Engineers: A Modern Approach , Springer International Publishing:  Cham, Switzerland.  ISBN: 978-3-  319-21508-2. doi: 10.1007/978-3-  319-21509-9.


    This course is offered in both English and German languages. The English version is offered in the Winter Semester, while the German version is offered in the Summer semester. The final can be written in each semester in both languages. The course content and material are identical in both languages. However, given the rather large difference between the terminology in both English and German, it is strongly recommended that the students write the final in the same language as the lectures they attended. At the minimum, the students should have read the textbook in the corresponding language.