ENGRCEE 111 Methods IV: Systems Analysis and Decision-Making (2013-2014)

ENGRCEE 111 Methods IV: Systems Analysis and Decision-Making

(Required for CE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 111 Methods IV: Systems Analysis and Decision-Making (Credit Units: 4) Analysis and optimization for decision-making in civil and infrastructural systems. Topics include: linear programming formulations and solution algorithms, network models, and logistical models. Emphasis is on project-level and managerial decision-making and selection from alternative designs. Prerequisite: Math3A and Math3D. Civil Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0130478221.

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Various. Will be listed on course website.

Coordinator:
Wilfred W. Recker
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Basic linear algebra. Basic probability and statistics. Engineering economics concepts. Basic spreadsheet analysis and programming skills. Fundamentals of civil engineering analysis and design.

Lecture Topics:
  • Basic Systems Concepts and Solvers
  • Civil Engineering Applications of the Analysis and Design of Linear Systems
  • The Simplex Algorithm for Solving Linear Programs
  • Analysis and Design under Competing/Conflicting Objectives
  • Network Flow Models
  • Models with Integer Solutions
  • Scheduling Engineering Projects
  • Civil Engineering Applications of the Analysis and Design of Non-linear Systems
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 1 hour of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Excel spreadsheet analysis.

Laboratory Projects:

None.

Professional Component

Contributes to the design experience and Engineering Topics courses of Civil Engineering

Design Content Description
Approach:

The approach is to follow systems engineering principles discussed and/or derived in class with concrete examples of how that principle is applied in the design of a particular civil engineering system.

Most lectures lead to an example of the design of a particular civil engineering system. Significant emphasis is placed on the formulation of problems relative to a specific design goal or achievement. Many of the examples involve evaluation of realistic tradeoffs among competing and/or conflicting design objectives. The focus of every exercise is the design of a particular civil engineering system.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Projects: 20%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

Prepared:
April 19, 2016
Senate Approved:
January 8, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr