Engineering Economics

Course Details

Course Number: MENG 2413  Section Number: 001

Spring 2011

Classroom Number: 129

Days & Times:

MWF 11.00-11.50 a.m.

Course Attachments

Materials ScienceSyllabus   Syllabus_Materials_Science_Fall 2012-20120804-130325.doc

Textbooks

Engineering Economy, by Blank and Tarquin, 6th ed
by McGraw-Hill
MSU Faculty Member
 Dr. Jan W. Brink    view Profile »

Course Objectives

 Outcome-Related Course Learning Objectives 3a 3b 3c 3d 3e 3f 3g 3h 3i 3j 3k l m n Given a relevant problem, students will create the appropriate cash flow diagram. (assignments, exams) x Given a relevant problem, students will be able to set up solution equations using factors for present worth, future worth, uniform series, and gradients. (assignments, exams) x Students will be able to differentiate between nominal and effective interest rates. (assignments, exams) x Given a relevant scenario, students will discuss and/or carry out an economic evaluation of a simple engineering project. (assignments) x x x x

Course Expectations

Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while absent. Attendance (or lack thereof) directly affects the course grade. Attendance is considered very important in this course.

Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phones, reading of newspapers, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless requested by the instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, and making derogatory remarks about your classmates or instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class. Poor student attitude directly affects the course grade.

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores and average of the scores earned on the homework assignments. Exam I, II and III contributes 85% of the course grade (Note: each exam counts for 28.33 %). Tthe homework assignments contribute 15%. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

X = .85• (Average of exam I score, II and III) + .15• (homework average)

The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from the table below. Note that a score of 90% or above guarantees an A, 80% and above guarantees a B, etc.

 Value of X (%) 90 - 100 80 - 89 70 - 79 60 - 69 < 60 Letter Grade A B C D F

Final Exam5/9/2011  10.30-12.30

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Late Assignments

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. Once class starts, no assignments will be accepted.

Exam Make-up

You are expected to take all exams on the scheduled date and time. However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance. The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the \$25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.