Design and analysis of experiments 780

Module code BDE 780
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The design of an experiment may be defined as ‘the logical construction of an experiment in which the degree of uncertainty with which the inferences are drawn may be well defined’. The module deals with the following:

  • Principles of experimental design (Randomisation, Replication and Blocking (local control)
  • One-Factor-Two-level Factorial Designs
  • One-Factor-Multi-level Factorial Designs
  • Completely Randomised Design (CRD) and introduction to ANOVA
  • Randomised Complete Block Design (RBD)
  • Latin Square Design (LSD)
  • Balanced Incomplete Block Design (BIBD)
  • Factorial Experiments (2nd and 3rd factorial experiments)
  • Blocking and Confounding in Factorial designs
  • Overview of Factorial Designs
Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 24 contact hours
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Industrial and Systems Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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