Course Syllabus

ENGM 621
Statistical Process Control

Instructor: Dr. Kellogg

This course has three primary objectives:

  1. to educate prospective managers about the philosophies and tools of quality control,

  2.  to provide technical managers with a basic theoretical basis for statistical reasoning and statistical process control, 

  3.  to encourage the development of an integrated system which can be used as a basis for a relevant model within your own organization.


ENGM has a prerequisite requirement of probability and statistics.  This will be used in the course.

Time/Place: T  6:00-9:00 pm
CB 110

Montgomery, D.C. (2013) Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, 7th ed., Wiley, ISBN 978-1-118-14681-1 .

Office: Lib 144
Hours: M, W, F, 10:00-12:00
by appointment

Exams(3)      100%

   90-100%    A        
   80-89%      B      
   70-79%      C      

Grades of less than C available on request. Homework assigned during a given week will be due on the first class session the following week except when otherwise noted. Homework that is one week late will be graded at 50%, two weeks late or over will not be graded. There will be no retesting of exams. Makeup exams will be granted for absences due to school related activities provided it is cleared with the instructor prior to the exam date. Makeup exams will also be granted for valid medical reasons.

Homeworks Homeworks are typically assigned weekly.  However, because of different sections and the pace of distance learners, they will not be graded.  Solutions will be posted to the course web site.  Students having questions or problems may contact me for help. 
Web Site All lecture notes, schedules, solutions, and supplementary materials are posted to the course site which you can access from 
Intellectual Diversity Freedom in learning.  Students are responsible for learning the content of any course of study in which they are enrolled. Under Board of Regents and University policy, student academic performance shall be evaluated solely on an academic basis and students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study. Students who believe that an academic evaluation is unrelated to academic standards but is related instead to judgment of their personal opinion or conduct should contact the dean of the college which offers the class to initiate a review of the evaluation.
Electronic Devices Please turn off your cell phone before class starts. No text messaging in class. No headphones. Students may download a hardcopy of the lecture notes before class or they may access course notes electronically via DyKnow during class.  Dyknow may be used at times to restrict access to pertinent course material.  Any attempt to circumvent the DyKnow monitoring system will be considered a form of cheating and a breach of academic integrity (refer to Academic Integrity policy in catalog).
ADA Students with special needs or requiring special accommodations should contact the instructor and/or the campus ADA coordinator, Jolie McCoy, at 394-1924 at the earliest opportunity. 

Students must complete a course within one month of the final exam date of the course.  Courses completed after that time but before the end of the next semester will be docked one letter grade.  Courses not completed by the end of the following semester will have to be retaken.  Grades will remain as I.  Students may request exceptions for extenuating circumstances.

Distance Learners


Each week the course technician will mail each distance student a copy of that week’s lecture on DVD.  Instructional handouts and notes will be available on the course website. If you have questions concerning the DVDs and/or delivery, please contact our office directly at (605) 394-1271. YOU MUST MAKE SURE Christal Krein KNOWS YOUR CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS.


Video Streaming We also provide an opportunity for students who have access to watch the course lecture within 2 days via a video streaming URL. URL will be posted here within the next week. DVDs are the primary mode of delivery for students that cannot access the video streaming site - this occassionally occurs because of fire walls at your end rather than the SDSMT end.  
Missed Class Sometimes students registered for onsite courses need to miss because of family or work schedule conflicts. Students may still access material through the video streaming and the course site. Alternatively, students may contact Christal Krein to receive a DVD for the week missed.  
Proctor Information Students must seek proctor approval prior to the first exam. We will mail out tests to proctors from our office. Students are responsible to find and get approval for an individual or office to proctor exams. We do not mail out exams until the student notifies us that he or she is ready for the exam. Except for extenuating circumstances, all exams should be completed within 10 days of the exam date. Students should contact Christal Krein ( when they are ready for an exam to be sent to their proctor. Exam request should include the course, exam number, and proctor information. My office will serve as proctor for onsite students taking the course in video mode.