ENGRCEE 111 Methods IV: Systems Analysis and Decision-Making (2017-2018)

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: MATH 3A and MATH 3D. 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:

1. Apply the systems-level approach to the analysis and design of civil infrastructure.

2. Formulate linear models of applications in civil engineering systems.

3. Solve linear models of applications in civil engineering systems.

4. Systematically evaluate design options involving competing objectives.

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 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:
February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
January 12, 2016
Approved Effective:
2016 Fall Qtr