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Introduction to statistical methodology emphasizing applications in engineering. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics, regression, analysis of variance, and design of experiments. This course is crosslisted with STAT 2610.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1220 or 1700.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours  Laboratory Hours: (2  3)
Course Objectives 
ABETEAC Outcomes^{2} 
Performance Criteria Measured^{1} 


To use graphical and descriptive statistics to summarize and display engineering problem information.  a, f, g  F2: Identifies ethical dilemmas and proposes solutions. 

To employ inferential statistics to solve engineering problems.  a, e, k  A1: Applies appropriate statistical techniques. 

To plan and conduct fundamental experiments of design, analyze the results, and make recommendations based on the analysis.  a, b, e, k  B1: Gathers and uses data to assess processes and products. 

To apply basic linear regression techniques in an engineering context.  a, k 
Performance Criteria^{1}: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performancecriteria.html
ABETEAC Outcomes^{2}: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists using Microsoft Excel and MINITAB, 1st edition. David M. Levine, Patricia P. Ramsey and Robert K. Smidt. Prentice Hall, 2001 (ISBN10: 0134888014; ISBN13:9780134888019)
Student Solution Manual: Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
using Microsoft Excel and MINITAB, 1st. David M. Levine edition.
Prentice Hall, 2001 (ISBN10: 0130286818; ISBN13:9780130286819)
(Note: Unlicensed photocopies of the textbook will not be allowed into lectures or the tests.)
MINITAB, Release 15 or 16, MINITAB, Inc. (www.minitab.com)
This software is available to you in the CAE center (Windows version).
It can be purchased ($99.99) or rented ($29.99 for 6 months; $49.99 for 12 months) through on the hub (http://www.onthehub.com/minitab/minitab_english.htm).
Probability and Statistics in Engineering, 4th edition
William Hines
Wiley, 2003
Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers, 1st edition
T.T. Soong
Wiley, 2004
Engineering Statistics, 3rd edition
Douglas C. Montgomery, George C. Runger, and Norma F. Hubele
Wiley, 2004
Steven Butt
Western Michigan University
E227 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 490085336
Phone: 2763356
Email: steven.butt@wmich.edu
Revision Date: Summer 2011