Course Content

  • Introduction to Statistics and Data Visualisation (1 Week; Chapter 1)
    • Basics of Descriptive Statistics
    • Data Visualisation
  • Theoretical Foundations of Statistical Analysis (4 Weeks; Chapter 2)
    • Axioms and Definitions in Statistics
    • Expectation Operator
    • Statistical Distributions
    • Parameter Estimation
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Confidence Intervals
  • Regression (4 Weeks; Chapter 3)
    • What is Regression?
    • What is the Framework for Regression?
    • Linear Regression
    • Noninear Regression
  • 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

Course Instructor

Prof. Yuri Shardt

Course Schedule

Summer Semester 2023

The lectures will be in HU 201 on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and in K 2003B every odd Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

Mailing List for the Course

Please sign-up for the course mailing list using the following link: You can register for the summer semester starting in March of the given year and from September for the winter semester.

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.

Excel Templates

The English template files can be downloaded from the book website (Google Drive Link). The Excel slides for how to use the templates are provided below. The German version of the templates and the corresponding slides are also provided below. Please note that all template files, irrespective of their language, can be used on 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): Download


Yuri A.W. Shardt (2022). Statistics for Chemical and Process Engineers: A Modern Approach, Springer International Publishing: Cham, Switzerland.  ISBN: 978-3-030-83190-5. doi: 10.1007/978-3030-83190-5.


  • Lab Instructor: Christoph Weise
  • Please register for the labs using
  • All required information can be found in the above lab portal.
  • The labs start in June 2024.
  • Please contact the lab instructor for any questions regarding the labs.


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.