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ENGR3200-C1 Value Design    (Fall 2014)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor
Course Details
This course satisfies part of the Communication Skills graduation requirement.

This section is Communication Skills intensive. Communication Skills I-V must be completed before taking this course.

Program Requirements


Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 1 (08/25/2014 - 12/13/2014)

Days: ONLINE

Time: -

Location: Internet/Online

Room:

Seats Available: Course Full, Choose another

Credits: 3

The following additional fees apply to this section:   Fully Online Fee : $150.00

Course Description

This course will provide engineers with the tools necessary to economically evaluate their decisions and designs. These tools and techniques use basic economic concepts enabling effective communication between engineers and the business world regarding recommended courses of action. The course will stress evaluation using dollars and cents as opposed to tolerances and engineering specifications. Included will be the principles of engineering economics (the time value of money, interest, cash flow diagrams and economic equivalences), general introduction to decision making (identifying the problem, generating alternative solutions and estimating measures of effectiveness for each alternative), single project decision-making (analysis of cash flows to decide to accept or reject an alternative solution), multiple project decision-making (analysis of alternatives with different service lives and different measures of effectiveness) and post selection analysis (analysis for the purpose of improving future project decision-making).

Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225 and 45 Credits

About The Instructor

Tamiko M. Youngblood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Engineering
Engineering


youngblood@rmu.edu
412-397-4031 phone
412-397-3277 fax
John Jay 125
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