ENGRMAE 184 Fundamentals of Experimental Design (2017-2018)

ENGRMAE 184 Fundamentals of Experimental Design

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 184 Fundamentals of Experimental Design (Credit Units: 4) Review of statistics as applied to experimental research. Fundamentals and principles of statistical experimental design and analysis with emphasis on understanding and use of designed experiments, response surfaces, linear regression modeling, and process optimization. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. . Concurrent with ENGRMAE 284. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1118146927.

Recommended Textbook:
Jacob Brouwer
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:

Statistics Foundation

Simple Comparative Experiments

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Two-level Factorials

Enhancements of Full Factorials


Blocking and Fractionating Factorials

Minimizing Variation

Mixture Experiments

Response Surface Methodology


Constrained Designs

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description

In a term project, students will conceive, conduct, and analyze results from an experiment applying the concepts learned from the course.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:

Exam 20% Weekly Assignments 20% Term Project (in-class presentations and final report) 60%

Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

August 9, 2017
Senate Approved:
May 15, 2017
Approved Effective:
2017 Fall Qtr