Schedule

Summer 2018 CEE300 Schedule

cee300 schedule

Class 1 – Introduction to CEE300 (Plenary)

Objectives.

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
– Syllabus
– DISC overview

– How to Craft a Stellar LinkedIn Profile
– Review of Crystal Knows
Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– demo websites (Box, Slack, LinkedIn,Crystalknows)
– demo dress code,Active Exercises (40 minutes):
– create required accounts
Create LinkedIn profile
Create Slack profile
Complete DISC assessment
Complete Box profile

Class 2 – DISC and Teamwork

Objectives.

  • Discover personal communication style via DISC assessment in crystalknows.com
  • Enhance understanding of communication, teamwork and leadership.

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Teamwork & Motivation Lecture 1(35 minutes):
– CrystalKnows results and how to relate it to real life experiences
Exercises (40 minutes)
– Improv exercise : Performance Evaluation and comparison with CrystalKnows
Individual DISC reflection essay (500 words minimum)

Class 3 – Critique vs. Criticism

Objectives.

  • Learn the difference between critique and criticism
  • Understand peer review

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Critique Versus Criticism
Peer Review in Professional Learning & Writing
Lecture 1(35 minutes):
– Critique versus criticism lecture with videos and activities
Exercises (40 minutes)
– Discussion, critique LinkedIn profiles in-class
Critvitz LinkedIn profile critique assignment

Class 4 – Time versus Energy

Objectives.

  • Understand the difference between allocating time and energy to tasks
  • Understand the difference between urgent and important

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Manage Your Energy

Important vs Urgent

Lecture 1(35 minutes):
– How to allocate your energy
Exercises (40 minutes):
– Post it note, time vs energy exercise
How do you choose to allocate your energy based on the importance of your tasks? Reflection essay on in-class exercise. (500 words minimum)

Class 5 – What is Interest?

Objectives.

  • What is interest?
  • Compounding period
  • Power of compounding
  • Nominal versus Effective

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Compound Interest: Nominal vs Effective Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– What is interest?
– Power of compound interest
– Nominal versus Effective
Exercises (40 minutes):
– Drawing prompt: Plot effective interest rate versus compounding periods per year at 10% nominal interest
-Drawing prompt: Plot effective interest rate versus nominal interest rate at constant compounding periods
Problem set

Class 6 – The Power of Compound Interest

Objectives.

  • Continuous compounding
  • Rule of 72

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Compound Interest: Nominal vs Effective Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Continuous compounding
– Rule of 72 – derivation
Exercises (40 minutes):
– Drawing prompt 1 – Plot compounding period versus nominal interest rate (for three points initially) so that principal doubles. Can this curve extend below the x-axis?
– Drawing prompt 2 – Plot compounding period versus nominal interest rate (for three points initially) so that principal quadruples.
Problem set

Class 7 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Compound Interest

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lecture “What is Interest?”and “Power of Compound Interest”
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback session for the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
Design challenge
Students working in groups of 3 and will select one of the following student loan options
– Option 1: $10,000 loan over a 4-year time frame. Allow the interest to accrue.
– Option 2: $10,000 loan over a 4-year time frame. Pay the interest component as the student studies in college.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– One of the groups will present their recommendations for the design challenge

Class 8 – Cash Flow Diagrams – Part 1

Objectives.

  • What is a cash flow diagram?
  • Notations and conventions used in a cash flow diagram
  • Single cash flow
  • Uniform cash flow

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Time is Money

Introduction to Cash Flow Diagrams, NPV & IRR

Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– What is a cash flow diagram?
– Notations and conventions used in a cash flow diagram
– Single cash flow
– Uniform cash flow
Exercises (40 minutes):
– Drawing prompt – How does the  present value vary with interest rate varies when the number of time periods and annualized installments are kept constant. Please explain this curve non-mathematically
Problem set

Class 9 – Cash Flow Diagrams – Part 2

Objectives.

  • Linear gradient cash flow
  • Geometric gradient cash flow
  • Irregular cash flow

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Introduction to Cash Flow Diagrams, NPV & IRR Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Linear gradient cash flow
– Geometric gradient cash flow
– Irregular cash flow
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes)
Problem set

Class 10 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Cash Flow Diagrams

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lectures “Cash Flow Diagrams” Part 1 and 2
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback on the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
– Design challenge on the concepts covered in the lecture “Cash Flow Diagrams” Part 1 and 2
– Students will work in groups of three.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– One of the groups will present their recommendations for the design challenge

Class 11 – Inflation, NPV and IRR

Objectives.

  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Calculating IRR from Cash Flow Diagram
  • What is inflation?
  • Inflation for debtors versus lenders

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
What is Inflation? Lecture 1 (20 minutes):
Net present value (NPV)
Internal rate of return (IRR)
Calculating IRR from Cash Flow Diagram
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (20 minutes)
Lecture 2 (20 minutes):
– What is inflation?
– Inflation for debtors and lenders
– Historical examples of inflation
Exercises based on Lecture 2 (20 minutes)
 Problem set

Class 12 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Inflation, NPV and IRR

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lecture “Inflation, NPV and IRR”
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback on the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
– Design challenge on the concepts covered in the lecture “Inflation, NPV and IRR”. Students will work in groups of three.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– One of the groups will present their recommendations for the design challenge

Class 13 – MIDTERM

Class 14 – Engineering Ethics

Objectives.

  • Gain an introduction to engineering ethics and the fundamental canons of engineering
  • Review the ethical responsibilities of the civil engineering profession
  • Learn to apply the Fundamental Canons of Engineering to case studies in engineering

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Introduction to Civil Engineering

Professional Engineering Ethics (New Madrid Floodway)

Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– What are the canons of engineering?
– Why are they important?
– How do civil engineers practice the canons in everyday life?
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes):
– Writing Prompt – Describe engineers responsibilities of the public, profession, clients sort them into the three categories.
 Ethics Problem Set FE style questions

Class 15 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Engineering Ethics

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lecture “Engineering Ethics”
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback on the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
– Backwards Math Problem. Students will work in groups of three.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– Each group will be assigned a question and give a 2-minute oral presentation on the answer.
– Instructor will ask questions and challenge the students on their responses.

Class 16 – Ethical Decision Making

Objectives.

  • Review ethical decision-making within Civil Engineering contexts
  • Learn to apply the Fundamental Canons of Engineering to CitiCorp

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Professional Engineering Ethics: The Citicorp Tower case

Citicorp Tower

Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Overview of Citicorp
– Legal versus Ethical versus Moral
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes):
– Writing and Discussion –  List the fundamental cannons of engineering you believe William LeMessurier followed and broke?
Individual opinion essay on Critviz. Did LeMessurier conform to the fundamental canons or not?

Class 17 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Ethical Decision Making

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Feedback 1–Read Individual Essays (25 minutes):
– Students form groups of 3
– Students receive feedback from the group on individual essays on the Citicorp Case Study.
Application (50 minutes):
– Design challenge – Jury opinions on Citicorp Tower. Students will work in groups of three.
– Did LeMessurier conform to the fundamental canons or not? (500 words)
– Majority opinion and minority opinion if there are disagreements within the group, if the decision is unanimous then they must anticipate and refute the counter argument.

Class 18 – Leadership

Objectives.

  • TBD

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
 First follower video
Phil Jackson video
Seth Goden Leadership vs Management
TBD TBD

Class 19 – Buy versus Lease – An Introduction

Objectives.

  • Understand the requirements of the Buy versus Lease assignment

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Introduce Buy vs Lease writing assignment.
Review expectations for the Buy vs Lease assignment. [Report structure, timelines, etc.]
Form groups of 4 students for assignment.
Continue working on Buy versus Lease assignment.

Class 20 – Choice between Alternatives – Part 1

Objectives.

  • Minimum attractive rate of return (MARR)
  • IRR versus MARR
  • Limitations of IRR
  • Present worth of net benefit (PWNB)

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
To Buy or Lease a Car? That is the QuestionBuy vs Rent: Homes Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
-Minimum attractive rate of return (MARR)
-IRR versus MARR
-Limitations of IRR
– Present worth of net benefit (PWNB)
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes)
Problem Set

Class 21 – Choice between Alternatives – Part 2

Objectives.

  • Break-even analysis
  • Payback period
  • Limitations of breakeven analysis and payback period
  • Equivalent uniform annual cost (EUAC) and Equivalent uniform annual benefit (EUAB)
  • Impact of time frame of analysis on choice of alternatives

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Break-even analysis
– Payback period
– create required accounts
– Limitations of breakeven analysis and payback period
– Equivalent uniform annual cost (EUAC) and Equivalent uniform annual benefit (EUAB)
– Impact of time frame of analysis on choice of alternatives
Exercises (40 minutes): Problems based on Lecture 1
Problem Set

Class 22 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Choice between Alternatives

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lecture “Choice between Alternatives – Part 1 and 2”
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback on the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
– Design challenge on the concepts covered in the lecture “Choice between Alternatives – Part 1 and 2”. Students will work in groups of three.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– One of the groups will present their recommendations for the design challenge

Class 23 – Depreciation and Taxes

Objectives.

  • What is depreciation
  • Straight line depreciation
  • Declining balance depreciation (DBD)
  • Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System Depreciation (MACRS)

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Understanding Depreciation & Taxes Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– What is depreciation
– Straight line depreciation
– Declining balance depreciation (DBD)
– Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System Depreciation (MACRS)
Exercises (40 minutes): Problems based on Lecture 1
Problem set

Class 24 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Depreciation and Taxes

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lecture “Depreciation and Taxes”
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback on the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
– Design challenge on the concepts covered in the lecture “Depreciation and Taxes”. Students will work in groups of three.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– One of the groups will present their recommendations for the design challenge

Class 25 – Buy versus Lease – Work day

Objectives.

  • Work on the Buy versus Lease assignment

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Students will continue to work on the Buy versus Lease Assignment TBD

Class 26 – Seager Tank

Objectives.

  • Introduce Seager Tank assignment and expectations

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Introduce Seager Tank assignment and expectations
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes):
– Students will form groups of 4 and start to work on the Seager Tank assignment
Continue working on the Seager Tank assignment

Class 27 – Seager Tank – Work day

Objectives.

  • Work on the Seager Tank assignment.

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Students will continue to work on the Seager Tank assignment TBD

Class 28 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Seager Tank Panel Day

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Application 1– Seager Tank – Presentations (45 minutes):
– The three student groups will each present their Seager Tank Assignment to the panel and the class (15 minutes per group)
Feedback 1 (30 minutes):
– The panel and class will provide feedback to the presenters (10 minutes per group)

Class 29 – FINALS



 

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