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A Decision Tool For Developing A Course In Engineering Economy

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.27.1 - 6.27.12



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Jerome Lavelle

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Peter Shull

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Heather Nachtmann

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Joseph Hartman

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Robert Martinazzi

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Kim Needy

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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.

Lavelle, J., & Shull, P., & Nachtmann, H., & Hartman, J., & Martinazzi, R., & Needy, K. (2001, June), A Decision Tool For Developing A Course In Engineering Economy Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9070

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