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.
S. E. Watkins et al., "Work-in-Progress: Statistics Components in a Circuits Laboratory for ECE Sophomores," Proceedings of the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2015, Seattle, WA), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jun 2015.
122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2015: Jun. 14-17, Seattle, WA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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