A decision tool for developing a course in engineering economy

Joseph C. Hartman, Jerome Lavelle, Robert Martinazzi, Heather Nachtmann, Kim Lascola Needy, Peter Shull

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As part of an ongoing research project, we present an initial decision framework built around an integer knapsack model to provide guidance for new (and existing) educators in the field of Engineering Economy. The proposed model accepts inputs concerning an educator's teaching environment and the students' learning environment and provides output via suggested course topics and a syllabus. In the current version of the model, all parameters were derived from survey results. This issue is discussed along with other possible approaches. The model is illustrated with results from a pilot study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-278
Number of pages12
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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