Abstract

Statistics concepts are required for undergraduate curricula in electrical engineering and computer engineering (ECE). Accreditation guidelines specify that such instruction must include “applications appropriate to the program name” [ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs, 2014-2015]. Curricula content in probability and statistics are commonly done in a stand-alone course, but additional exposure within engineering-content courses can provide great value. Many basic concepts can be introduced before the comprehensive stand-alone course. A good ECE context is an electrical circuits laboratory in which students need to understand electrical component tolerances and related design issues. Statistics-related assignments in a required, sophomore-level laboratory course are described for applications involving resistor tolerances. Exposure to basic statistics concepts and computer resources in an introductory in-major course facilitates more advanced instruction in follow-on in-major courses.

Meeting Name

122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2015, Jun. 14-17, Seattle, WA)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Preprint

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.


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