Math 279: Statistics and Probability for Engineers
Spring 2019 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 279002 
Professor D. Schmidt 
Math 279004 
Professor D. Schmidt 
Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Spring 2019 Office Hours and Emails
Required Textbook:
Title 
Engineering Statistics 
Author 
Montgomery, et al. 
Edition 
5th 
Publisher 
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
ISBN # 
9780470631478 
Calculator Policy 
Only a basic (nonprogrammable and nongraphing)
calculator is permitted during the quizzes and exams. 
Universitywide Withdrawal Date: The last day to withdraw with a W is Monday, April 8, 2019. 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:
Quizzes 
20% 
Homework 
10% 
Midterm Exam 
30% 
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 homework problems denoted (*) will be collected and a short quiz based on the homework will be given. There are no makeup quizzes, but the lowest quiz/HW grade for the semester will be dropped. If absent, homework will be accepted up until the following class for full credit. Homework received during the following class, and up to one week later will be accepted for half credit. No homework accepted beyond two weeks late.
Exams: There will be one midterm exam held in class during the semester and one comprehensive final exam. Exams will be held during the following weeks:
Midterm Exam 
Week 8 
Final Exam Period 
May 10  16, 2019 
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: Spring 2019 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: Spring 2019 Academic Calendar, Registrar)
Date 
Day 
Event 
January 22, 2019 
T 
First Day of Classes 
February 1, 2019 
F 
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes 
March 17  24, 2019 
Su  Su 
Spring Recess  No Classes, NJIT Open 
April 8, 2019 
M 
Last Day to Withdraw 
April 19, 2019 
F 
Good Friday  No Classes, NJIT Closed 
May 7, 2019 
T 
Friday Classes Meet/ Last Day of Classes 
May 8 & 9, 2019 
W & R 
Reading Days 
May 10  16, 2019 
F  R 
Final Exam Period 