Math 279: Statistics and Probability for Engineers
Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.
Course Information
Course Description: This course introduces methods of summarizing and analyzing engineering data and the importance of observing processes over time such as control charts. Descriptive statistics, plots and diagrams are then used to summarize the data. Elements of probability and random variables with their distributions along with mean and variance are taught. All this knowledge is then used as a platform towards covering how to do basic estimation and inference, including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing based on a single sample. Students taking this course cannot receive degree credit for MATH 225,MATH 244, or MATH 333.
Number of Credits: 2
Prerequisites: MATH 112 with a grade of C or better or MATH 133 with a grade of C or better.
CourseSection and Instructors
CourseSection 
Instructor 
Math 279101 
Professor P. Narayanan 
Math 279103 
Professor P. Narayanan 
Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Fall 2018 Office Hours and Emails
Required Textbook:
Title 
Engineering Statistics 
Author 
Montgomery, et al. 
Edition 
5th 
Publisher 
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
ISBN # 
9780470631478 
Universitywide Withdrawal Date: The last day to withdraw with a W is Monday, November 12, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.
Policies
DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.
Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:
3 Quizzes (5% each) 
15% 
Class Participation 
5% 
2 Midterm Exams (20% each) 
40% 
Final Exam 
40% 
Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.
A 
90  100 
C 
65  74 
B+ 
85  89 
D 
55  64 
B 
80  84 
F 
0  54 
C+ 
75  79 


Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Homework Policy: Each week, either homework will be collected or a short quiz based on the homework will be given. There will be no makeup quizzes, and absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. If absent for valid reasons ONLY, homework will be accepted the following class for full credit. Otherwise, any late homework cannot be accepted.
Class Project: A take home project worth 15% of the total final grade will be assigned at the middle of the semester. A period will be assigned in which duration the project must be completed. If the project is not completed during the assigned period the credit will be forfeited.
Exams: There will be two midterm exams held in class during the semester and one comprehensive final exam. The final exam will be held during the following week:
Midterm Exam I 
Week 6 
Midterm Exam II 
Week 11 
Final Exam Week 
December 15  21, 2018 
The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Makeup Exam Policy: There will be No makeup QUIZZES OR EXAMS during the semester. In the event an exam is not taken under rare circumstances where the student has a legitimate reason for missing the exam, the student should contact the Dean of Students office and present written verifiable proof of the reason for missing the exam, e.g., a doctor’s note, police report, court notice, etc. clearly stating the date AND time of the mitigating problem. The student must also notify the Math Department Office/Instructor that the exam will be missed.
Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off during all class times.
Additional Resources
Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Lower Level, Rm. G11 (See: Fall 2018 Hours)
Further Assistance: For further questions, students should contact their instructor. All instructors have regular office hours during the week. These office hours are listed on the Math Department's webpage for Instructor Office Hours and Emails.
All students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. The Department of Mathematical Sciences takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.
Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.
If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 9735965417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.
For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:
Important Dates (See: Fall 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)
Date 
Day 
Event 
September 4, 2018 
T 
First Day of Classes 
September 10, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes 
November 12, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Withdraw 
November 20, 2018 
T 
Thursday Classes Meet 
November 21, 2018 
W 
Friday Classes Meet 
November 22  25, 2018 
R  Su 
Thanksgiving Recess 
December 12, 2018 
W 
Last Day of Classes 
December 13 & 14, 2018 
R & F 
Reading Days 
December 15  21, 2018 
Sa  F 
Final Exam Period 