Environmental Resource Management
The University of Florida
Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
, 2 Credits
Tuesday & Thursday
Dr. John Zoltek, Jr.
or by appointment
r by appointment
Engineering Economic and Cost Analysis
(Courtland A.Collier and Charles R. Glagola)
Training Reference Manual
(Michael R. Lindeburg, P.E.)
: Many of the world’s pressing proble
ms are economic in nature and therefore
we need to solve these problems economically and soundly. Therefore, this course integrates
economics and engineering. Micro
and macroeconomics, the time value of money, bidding, and
estimating are combined to dem
onstrate how these variables influence engineering projects.
: (2cr.) Theory and application of engineering economics and systems
analysis to the design of environmental management systems.
: To educate the stude
nts about economics and the time value o
f money (e.g., present
value, future worth) for making cost comparisons
between financial, engineering and
: Upon completion of this course students should:
Have an ability
to calculate the time value of money whether in the present or future
based upon single, multiple annuity, and/or gradient payment(s).
Have an ability to select between alternatives from an economical and environmental
Understand the concepts
of professional practice.
Have some ability to
use Benefit/Cost Analysis.
: Your final grade for this course will be determined based on your
performance of homework, exams and pop quizzes/class participation based on the percentages
Note that these percentages and assessments may change.
will provide additional practice to solving problems in addition to those
examples covered in the text and in class. I expect that each of you will conduct this exercise
ually and homework sets are due at the beginning of
class on the assigned date.
homework will lose 25% and students will have one week exactly to resubmit it. No homework
will be accepted past one week after it is due.
All homework is to be done
on 8.5x11 paper.
are important for demonstrating what you have learned.
I will provide you all the
3. The course will function on the
re is to be no collaboration on
exams and no use of other
spreadsheets. If "group working" or
copying reports is reported to, or seen by, the instructor or TA, honor court procedures will be
lowed. Class policy is a grade of "E" (failure in the course) if Hono
r Court proceedings
result in a guilty verdict.
strongly recommended and will b
e mentally noted by the Instructor.
Pop Quizzes as described below
on days that attendance is low, resulting
in a lowered grade.
ne absent during a Pop Quiz day earns a zero. If I am notified in
advance for an absence on a Pop Quiz day your score for that quiz will be the average of past
Pop Quizzes. Valid excuses must be presented for any absences.
and numerous times for you to
Remember you cannot participate if you’re not here.
If Pop Quizzes are not
given, their credit is counted in the homework.
, two during the semest
er, 25 % each