ENSC 280: Engineering Measurement Techniques and Statistics

ENSC 280: Engineering Measurement Techniques and Statistics is an introductory course to be offered at the Surrey campus on an annual basis, with a projected enrollment of 70.


The course text book should be purchased for the Surrey library:
Montgomery, Douglas C. Engineering statistics 4th ed. (John Wiley and Sons, 2007). 0471735574, 9780471735571. $195.

The following titles should be purchased to form a core collection for the Surrey library: Dunn, Patrick F. Measurement and data analysis for engineering and science. McGraw Hill, 2005. $108
Wheeler, Anthony J. Introduction to engineering experimentation. Pearson Education, 2004. $70
Stephens, Larry. Engineering statistics demystified. McGraw Hill Professional. 0071462724. 9780071462723. X2-R67107. 2006. US. Paper. $25
Ryan, Thomas P. Modern engineering statistics. Wiley-Interscience. / EBL. 0470128437. 9780470128435. X5-B15218. 2007. US. eBook. $152
Heisler, Sanford I. The Wiley Engineer's Desk Reference: A Concise Guide for the Professional Engineer. John Wiley & Sons Inc. $176
Bos, Adriaan van den. Parameter estimation for scientists and engineers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, c2007. $115
Mendenhall, William and Sincich, Terry. Statistics for engineering and the sciences. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice-Hall, c2007. $172
Edwards, Robert V. Processing random data: statistics for engineers and scientists. New Jersey: World Scientific, c2006. $44
Jordaan, Ian J. Decisions under uncertainty: probabilistic analysis for engineering decisions. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. $134
Ghosh, M.K., Sen, S., and Mukhopadhyay, S. Measurement and instrumentation: trends and applications. Boca Raton: CRC/Taylor & Francis ; New Delhi: Ane Books India, 2008. $122

Subjects related to this course topic are below. The first number is total holdings at SFU; the number in parentheses are the number of books at the Surrey campus.
Engineering -- Measurement 5 (1)
Engineering -- Statistical Methods 35 (6)

These subject are limited in scope and will require only a few additional books each year to provide resources for students. The library foresees 5 books a year should be purchased on these topics by adding the Blackwell subject heading "Engineering Math" to the Surrey forms profile.
10 books x average book cost of $150 = $1,500 annually

Journals and Bibliographic Tools
Based on the course outline, it is not anticipated that students in this course will require journals or databases to support their assignments. Existing library holdings in Engineering should be sufficient for any needs that may arise.

Total Costs
One-time costs: $1,313
Ongoing costs: $1,500

These costs will be part of the library's request for funding for the 09/10 year. We will await confirmation from Joanne Curry via Sylvia Roberts, Acting Campus Librarian for Surrey. There are no costs to the School of Engineering Science.