Syllabus for EGR 312. Engineering Economy. Spring Semester 2017. TR 10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. ... Required - Engineering Economy – 7th edition, by Blank and Tarquin.
Syllabus for EGR 312 Engineering Economy Spring Semester 2017 TR 1:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Room EGC 210/216B
Instructor: Dr. Scott Schultz, Associate Professor Department of Industrial Engineering
Assistant: Daniel Kimmel
Office: SEB 105, School of Engineering
Phone: 301-2840 (w)
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30-10:30am T/R, or any other time I am in my office.
Textbooks and Supplies: Required - Engineering Economy – 7th edition, by Blank and Tarquin. ISBN 0-07-337630-1
Web Sites: http://faculty.mercer.edu/schultz_sr/courses
Catalog Description: (Course Purpose) Economics in engineering decision making, interest and present worth, depreciation, economic analysis of engineering alternatives. Project management, budgeting and cost estimation, and economic analysis. The use of software tools in economic analysis and project management.
Course Objectives: (Learning Objectives) Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: A. Demonstrate an understanding of Engineering Economy principles. B. Analyze problems that an engineer would encounter on the job site through the use of Engineering Economy techniques. C. Solve Engineering Economy problems by using spreadsheet software. D. Work with a team of students to plan a project using the principles of project management.
Prerequisites: (and/or Co-requisites) MAT 192
Course Content: (Topics Covered)
|Lesson |Date |Topic |Lab | |1 |Jan 9 |Intro to Engineering | | | | |Economy | | |2 |11 |Chapter 1 | | |3 |16 | |X | |4 |18 |Chapter 2 | | |5 |23 | |X | |6 |25 |Chapter 3 | | |7 |30 | |X | |8 |Feb 1 |Chapter 4 | | |9 |6 | |X | |10 |8 |Review | | | |13 |Exam I | | |11 |15 |Chapter 5 | | |12 |20 | |X | |13 |22 |Chapter 6 | | |14 |27 | |X | |15 |Mar 1 |Chapter 7 |X | | |13 |??? | | |16 |15 |Chapter 8 | | |17 |20 |Review | | | |22 |Exam II | | |19 |27 |Project Management | | |20 |29 |Project Management | | |21 |Apr 3 |Project Management | | |22 |5 |Project Management | | |23 |10 |Chapter 11 |X | |24 |12 |Chapter 13 |X | |25 |17 |Chapter 14 | | |26 |19 |Chapter 16 | | |27 |24 |Review | | |28 |26 |Last Exam | | | | | | |
Homework Assignments: • Homework assignments will be assigned daily. Some will require the use of computer. • Grading of homework: Typically problems are reviewed for correctness and identified with an “SS”, for see solution, if incorrect. Significant credit is given for effort. • You may work in groups on homework, however each individual must turn in the assignment.
Project Management Project:
A project management team project will be assigned. This project will consist of the development of project tasks, cost and timing estimates, and an analysis of the critical path. All members of the team will receive the same grade.
Grading: Homework: 10% Project Management Project: 15% Exam I: 25% Exam II: 25% Last Exam: 25%
Course Standards: 1. Assignments are due at the end of the class period on the date due. In an exceptional circumstance you may petition to hand in an assignment late.
2. Grading encompasses every aspect of the course, from participation through final products. You can assume that every task requested directly or indirectly factors into your grade. For example, having your work prepared for your group is as important as having it ready for me. Regular feedback will be given on documents handed in.
3. You are encouraged to stop by my office at any point that you need to. I maintain an open door policy and will try to assist you whenever I am in my office.
4. Please turn off cell phones and pagers before entering the classroom.
5. The honor code provisions as outlined in the Bulletin and in the student handbook, The Lair, will be assumed for everyone. It should be clear from class discussion which projects will be collaborative and which ones must be individual. When in doubt, please ask to avoid potentially embarrassing situations. Plagiarism is a violation of the honor code and is prohibited.
6. Students requiring accommodations for a disability should inform the instructor at the close of the first class meeting or as soon as possible. If you are not registered with Disability Services, the instructor will refer you to the Disability Support Services office for consultation regarding documentation of your disability and eligibility for accommodations under the ADA/504. In order to receive accommodations, eligible students must provide each instructor with a “Faculty Accommodation Form” from Disability Services. Students must return the completed and signed form to the Disability Services Coordinator on the 3rd floor of the Connell Student Center. Students with a documented disability who do not wish to use academic accommodations are also strongly encouraged to register with Disability Services and complete a Faculty Accommodation Form each semester. For further information, please contact Carole Burrowbridge, Disability Services Coordinator, at 301-2778 or visit the website at http://www.mercer.edu/stu_support/swd.htm. 7. This syllabus is subject to change.
Electronic Communication: Electronic communication is an important adjunct to face-to-face communication, including from professor to students, students to professor, and students to students. You must have regular access to your e-mail. Students are required to use their Mercer assigned e-mail address for all electronic communication. Access to the Web and to the Internet is also integral to the class work. A number of laboratories on campus will provide access, in addition to 216-A.
File-naming conventions will be prescribed in order to avoid needless confusion about electronically submitted documents. Set your e-mail so as to assure that you get a time-and-date confirmation of any assignments submitted electronically. You are responsible for using the correct mailing address either to me individually, or to the class e-mail list.