Engineering Economics

Course Details

Course Number
MENG 2133
Section Number
MENG 2133
Spring 2013
McCoy Engineering Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Lecture: TR 10.00-10.50 and W 12.00-12.50 pm

Office Hours: MF: 10-11 a.m.; TR: 9-10 a.m.; W: 10-12 p.m. and 1 -5 p.m. or by appointment.


Dr. Jan W. Brink (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Engineering Economics
by Blank and Tarquin 7th edition

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.

Grading Standards



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






Final Exam

05/07/2013 8.00-10.00 am

Submission Format Policy

Note: 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 homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted.  Turn in your homework on neat paper and in an organized manner.



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, (940) 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.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance is very important to see which material is stressed and will help to perform much better in the class.

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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

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