Summer 2021 - ENSC 280 D100

Engineering Measurement and Data Analysis (4)

Class Number: 3636

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 12 – Aug 9, 2021: Mon, Wed, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 16, 2021
    Mon, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    ((PHYS 121 and ENSC 120) or PHYS 141) and (MATH 251 and MATH 232), all with a minimum grade of C-. MATH 251 and/or MATH 232 may be taken concurrently with ENSC 280. Engineering Science Majors and Honours students are required to take ENSC 280 (no course substitutions will be accepted).



Methods to collect and analyze engineering data. Topics include: engineering data representation, discrete and continuous probability density functions, engineering measurements, error analysis, test of hypotheses, linear and nonlinear regression, and design of experiments. This course includes a significant laboratory component comprising: laboratory measurements and statistical analysis of electronic circuits, introduction to electronic device behaviour, instrument noise. Students with credit for STAT 270, MSE 210, SEE 241 or PHYS 231 cannot take this course for further credit.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112).