A one-seraester, laboratory-based, quality-oriented statistics curriculum for engineering students

Russell R. Barton, Craig A. Nowack

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Abstract

This article describes a new laboratory-based undergraduate engineering statistics course being offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State. The course is intended as a service course for engineering students outside of industrial engineering. We describe the topics covered in each of the eight modules of the course and how the laboratories are linked to the lecture material. We describe how the course is implemented, including facilities used, the course text, grading, student enrollment, and the implementation of continuous quality improvement in the classroom. We conclude with some remarks on the benefits of the laboratories, the effects of CQI in the classroom, and dissemination of course materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Statistician
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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