Probabilistic Analysis


Stanford School of Engineering



Probability theory is essential to many human activities that involve the quantitative analysis of large sets of data. This fast-paced course provides an understanding of uncertain phenomena using probability theory.

Develop conceptual and intuitive insights into probabilistic reasoning and the ability to understand and solve real world problems. Learn the concepts and tools for the analysis of problems under uncertainty, focusing on model building and communication including the structuring, processing, and presentation of probabilistic information. Use spreadsheets to illustrate and solve problems to complement analytical closed-form solutions.



  • 1 year of college level calculus (through calculus of several variables, such as CME100)
  • Background in linear algebra
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

Topics include

  • Axioms of probability
  • Probability trees
  • Random variables
  • Distributions
  • Conditioning
  • Expectation
  • Change of variables
  • Limit theorems

Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.

018 Summer 2017-18 Online

Enrollment Closed

Dates:June 26 - August 16, 2018
Days: Tue, Thu
Times:01:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Units: 3.00-4.00
Instructors: Samuel Chiu
Delivery Option:
For Credit $3,780.00-$5,040.00 ?


Enrollment Dates: April 8 to June 18, 2018