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Focus on the statistical education of prospective engineers in South Africa

Temesgen Zewotir, Delia North
Pythagoras | Issue 65 | a87 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v0i65.87 | © 2007 Temesgen Zewotir, Delia North | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 October 2007 | Published: 14 October 2007

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Temesgen Zewotir, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Delia North, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Abstract

The paper deals with the teaching of statistics to engineering students at tertiary level in South Africa. A number of suggestions are made in order to improve  the statistical education  of engineering students, thus potentially enabling future  prospective engineers to optimise  the power of statistics in their profession.  Though the focus here is on suggesting ways to improve the statistical education of engineers at tertiary level, current changes in the school curriculum are eluded to, as this adds another dimension to early statistical education of future engineers.

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