case study for an engineering class

– Case Study Fall 2017

You will be required to apply information that you learn to the Case Study Tasks

Recommend:

a) Select a Case-Study to cover 3-4 topics in your field of study related process developments for Product design or Application and implementation of it of capital equipment’s selections.

Interest and Equivalence Economic; Present Worth and Annual Cash Flow Analysis

Choosing the Best Alternative; Income Tax; Replacement Analysis; Inflation and Price Change

Safety and Environmental Needs in the Public or Private Sector.

b) See Posted Case-Study- Samples

c) Report format: Typed Word Report 6 pages

Select a Case Study to meet Course Learning Outcomes:

Application: Case Study: 25 Points

Proposal of Case Study; Explain the Issues or concerns and report 5 points

Apply various Engineering Economy techniques (at least 3methods) and 10

Apply relevant formulas for financial analysis. Explain engineering economy analysis in the Private or Public sector

Apply economic analysis in managerial decision and recommendations 10

With alternatives and future risk factor

Optional Presentation: Extra 10 points

6-8 Pages of Power; Point Thursday 7th of December 2017; Thursday with hard copy and soft copy of your presentation.

Case Study evaluation Form

Area

Outstanding (9-10)

Good (7.5-9)

Fair (6-7.5)

Poor (below 6)

Facts

The detail and cope of the information incorporated into the project demonstrates considerable familiarity.

The student could have provided greater detail and scope.

The student had some difficulty furnishing sufficient evidence.

The student failed to provide information that is accurate and relevant to the project.

Analysis

Facts, key concepts and principles were presented in an orderly fashion with logically sound conclusions.

The student’s presentation of facts, and principles was orderly; with one erroneous inference.

Some of the facts, are presented in a disorderly fashion with some erroneous inferences.

Presentation of facts, key concepts and principles is disorderly and there are multiple errors in reasoning.

Synthesis

The student brought together ideas around to create a meaningful, coherent essay.

The student brought together ideas, however, sufficient context is lacking.

The essay contains satisfactory factual and conceptual content, but is presented in a disjointed, “grocery list” fashion.

The student has failed to construct a coherent essay built around an identifiable organizing theme or concept.

Vocabulary

/Rhetoric

The student has demonstrated vocabulary and variety in expression superior to this grade level.

The student has demonstrated vocabulary and variety in expression expected at this grade level.

The student has not demonstrated vocabulary or variety in expression expected at this grade level.

The student has utilized a vocabulary with little or no range and/or no variety in expression.

Mechanics and sentence structure

The student consistently uses correct grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

The student has an average of fewer than 3 errors per page in grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

The student has an average of 3 or 4 errors per page in grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

The student has an average of more than 4 errors per page in grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

Research (if applicable)

The student has used a wide variety of informative and relevant sources.

The student has used a sufficient number of sources.

The student has provided sources but had difficulty integrating them.

The student has failed to provide sufficient relevant sources for this assignment.

Turnitin Originality

Less than 12%

12-15%

15-20%

20-25%

Course Objectives

  • To Offer Framework for cost management in engineering Projects.
  • To offer assistance in managerial decision making
  • To introduce fundamentals of Personal, Private and Public sector financing Engineering Projects
  • Apply Mathematics of finance to engineering and managerial decision making.
  • Introduce the fundamentals of economic analysis used in engineering decision making.
  • To introduce Economic Analysis of Replacement and Retention Decisions
  • To prepare students for PE/FE Examinations

Course Learning Outcomes:

This course is one of many that you will take towards your degree in Civil, Construction or Environmental Engineering. Each of our courses is designed as part of your career development in your respective Engineering profession. Program Outcomes are intended to provide a broad base of knowledge to found your career. However, each course in the curriculum emphasizes particular aspects of that overall body of knowledge. Although other outcomes may also be addressed, this course is intended to have a particular emphasis on the following program outcomes

Outcome 9: Apply relevant techniques, skills and modern engineering tools to solve a simple problem

Assessed by: Homework, Midterm and Final Exam

  • Formulate and solve time value of money problems
  • Apply various Engineering Economy techniques to compare engineering alternatives.

Outcome 12: Explain key concepts and problem-solving processes used in management

Assessed by: Homework

  • Apply results of economic analysis in managerial decision making
  • Apply relevant formulas for financial analysis

Outcome 13: Explain key concepts and problem-solving processes used in business, public policy and public administration

Assessed by: Homework and Quizzes

  • Explain relevance of engineering economy analysis in the private sector
  • Explain relevance of engineering economy analysis in the public sector

The first document is the sample of how it should be written, and the second file is the case study.

 
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