SEEM6104 - Theoretical Underpinnings of Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
University level mathematics or mathematical maturity
One or more courses in probability and statistics is highly desirable and strongly recommended
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to introduce students and other interested professionals in business,engineering, mathematics, social sciences (economists) and statisticians to the foundational & philosophical issues underlying the quantification of uncertainty via probability, its relationship to utility, and to decision making under uncertainty. The course will focus on the theoretical underpinning, and a historical perspective on some of the most commonly used methodologies today, like significance tests, odds ratios, hypotheses testing, Bayes’ factors, etc.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 25%
Examination: 75%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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