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Spring 2015 ISEN 667: Engineering Economic Analysis

Location: ETB 1005

Time: 12:45-14:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hours: 3
Contact Info:
Xinxin Hu
Office: 4021 Emerging Technologies Building (ETB)
Phone: 979-458-2371
Office Hours: 15:45 16:15 Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment. If you would like to set up a
meeting, please email me 24 hours before the meeting time and suggest a few times that might work with
your schedule. I will try to find a time that works for both of us. My office is not a place for you to do
your homework. Also, please prepare questions before you come to my office.
TA: Benita Mordi email:
TA office and office hours: ETB 3004, 11:00 11:30 Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment.
Prerequisites: Math 152: Engineering Mathematics II
Course Description: Principles of economic equivalence; time value of money; analysis of single and
multiple investments; comparison of alternatives; capital recovery and tax implications; certainty;
uncertainty; risk analysis; public sector analysis and break-even concepts.
Required Textbook and Electronic Material: John A. White, Kenneth E. Case, David B. Pratt,
Principles of Engineering Economic Analysis, 6th Edition and a WileyPLUS subscription
Supplemental material:
Engineering Economy, L. Blank and A. Tarquin, McGraw-Hill Science / Engineering / Math
Engineering Economy and the Decision-Making Process, J.C. Hartman, Prentice Hall
Grading Policy:
Self-Practice Assignments

50% (3 including midterm, 15%, 15%, and 20%)

5% (bonus)

Tentative test dates are
Test 1 February 10th 12:45 13:45
Midterm March 10th 12:45 14:00
Test 2 April 14th 12:45 13:45
Final May 12th 8:00 10:00
Make-up Exam There will be no make-up exams. The final exam will count for both the missed test and
the final. Only students with University authorized absences will be allowed to use their final exam grade
in place of a test grade.
Please notify the professor as soon as you realize there may be a conflict with any exam date.
Topic Modules:
The classes are organized into 15 modules as follows:
Module 1: Engineering Economic Analysis
Module 2: Time Value of Money
Module 3: Borrowing, Lending and Investing
Module 4: Planning Horizon and MARR
Module 5: Present Worth
Module 6: Future and Annual Worth
Module 7: Rate of Return
Module 8: Depreciation Methods
Module 9: After-Tax Economic Analysis
Module 10: Replacement Analysis
Module 11: Inflation Effects
Module 12: Supplementary Analysis
Module 13: Public Sector and Regulated Sectors
Module 14: Capital Budgeting
Module 15: Cash Flow Estimation
Check the schedule spreadsheet for the arrangement details.
Self-Practice Assignments:
For each class there is an on-line assignment through WileyPLUS. Three chances are given on each
question of the assignment. The assignments are to be completed after the class is completed. The due
time is typically the starting of the next class.
Projects: A projects will be assigned this semester to be completed in the group with no more than three
members. Details to come via E-campus.

Academic Dishonesty:
Misconduct in research or scholarship includes fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing,
performing, reviewing, or reporting research. It does not include honest error or honest differences in
interpretations or judgments of data.
Texas A&M University students are responsible for authenticating all work submitted to an instructor. If
asked, students must be able to produce proof that the item submitted is indeed the work of that student.
Students must keep appropriate records at all times. The inability to authenticate ones work, should the
instructor request it, is sufficient grounds to initiate an academic dishonesty case. In cases of academic
dishonesty a professor may chose to handle it within class or turn the case over to the Honor Council. If
found guilty by the Honor Council, the standard punishment is an F* grade and Honor Violation
Probation. For more details on the definitions of these see
In my class the minimal punishment for academic dishonesty will be a zero score for the assignment
Academic dishonesty includes the commission of any of the following acts. This listing is not, however,
exclusive of any other acts that may reasonably be called academic dishonesty. Clarification is provided for
each definition by listing some prohibited behaviors.
1. Cheating
2. Fabrication
4. Multiple Submissions
5. Plagiarism
6. Complicity
7. Abuse and Misuse of Access and Unauthorized Access
8. Violation of Departmental or College Rules
9. University Rules on Research
For more information on any of these behaviors, please visit
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If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student
Life, Services for Students with Disabilities in Room 126 of the Koldus Building (845-1637).