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Applied Statistics as a Problem-Solving Tool in Industry and Business:

Experimental research and development is no longer conceivable without the use of computer assisted statistical methods. Applied statistics are needed during experimental design, the modeling and analysis of experiments and the evaluation and critical interpretation of experimental results.
This basic course introduces you to statistical modeling step by step. While analyzing real data, you will become familiar with the appropriate application of statistical methods.


  • You learn the basic methods and approaches used in applied statistics.
  • You learn which problem-solving tools have been successfully used in contract projects by the Institute of Statistics.
  • You gain insight into the ways applied statisticians work.
  • You learn the basics of statistics programme package R (open source) und and use it to analyze data.
The basic course includes 6 modules:
  • Module 1: System-Compatible Problem Analysis and Data Acquisition
  • Module 2: Explorative Data Analysis – from Data to Model
  • Module 3: Inferential Statistics – from the Sample to the Population
  • Module 4: Regression Analysis
  • Module 5: Experimental Design
  • Module 6: Practical Case Studies – Predictive Models for Particulate Matter (PM10) in Downtown Graz
Upon request, the course content can be customized to fit the needs of your company.

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

Company employees who are working in the areas of product development and the process industry. Course participants are expected to hold a college or university degree, or are minimally assumed to have a basic knowledge of statistics.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Next course start: 14 May 2024
  • Registration deadline: 15 April 2024


Quick Facts

  • Length: by arrangement, for example, 3 days
  • Certificate: confirmation of participation
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Participation fees: For 3 days (example): 890 € (VAT free) per person; when at least 3 representatives of a company participate: 770 € per person
    Course materials and coffee break included in the fees.
    Employees of the TU Graz benefit from a 30% reduction of all course fees.
  • Number of participants: 8 to 15
  • Course location: TU Graz or in-house training
The company courses provide an ideal environment for synergistic interactions and help trigger new ideas. The partners were introduced to new solutions and can now more easily judge the viability and usability of statistical methods in practice. By systematically analyzing the data, they became able to recognize the potential for optimization and take advantage of it.

Why you should Attend this Course

  • because you would like to quickly learn basic methods and gain knowledge of applied statistics
  • because you would like to conduct practical exercises in small groups
  • because you would like to benefit from the experience gained in contract projects by members of the Institute of Statistics (for example, in the areas of chip design, environmental sciences, process industries, biometrics, traffic engineering)
  • because the course can be customized to meet the specific needs of your company


To register for the course, please submit the completed registration form (in German) by e-mail to lifelong.learningnoSpam@tugraz.at. Registration deadline: 15 April 2024

Programme Director

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Statistics
Phone: +43 316 873 6478


Sarah Meinhardt

TU Graz Life Long Learning
Tel.: +43 316 873 4945