Mesut Pervizpour

CEE-202 Engineering Economics

Course Description:

The planning and management of civil engineering projects. Modeling and optimization methods, project management techniques. Financial decision-making among alternatives. Present value and discounted cash flow analysis; incremental analysis and rate-of-return criteria.

Text book:
  • Engineering Economics Analysis by Newman, Eschenbach, and Lavelle, 14th Ed, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780190931919
  • Toward More Sustainable Infrastructure: Project Evaluation for Planners and Engineers, by Carl D. Martland, Wiley, 2011, ISBN-10: 0470448768
Location and Hours:
Lecture: STEPS 101 T-R 10:45-12:00 pm, (ZOOM LINK: Link)

TA: Ali Ghaffari (,
Office Hrs: STEPS 370, T&W 12:00-1:00 PM

Class Discussion:
Use the zoom link to get in touch with your classmates, the TA, and myself. You may contact me via email and setup for a zoom session for online office hours. The zoom linked Office Hours.

Syllabus | Handouts | Assignments | Project | Links

Sample Exams

Course Project:
Please see Project Description for details of each segment.
  • List of projects - February 6
    (Discuss your project and get go ahead prior to this date)
    • Fill in form with member names and emails prior to Feb 6

  • Deliverable 0: Project mini presentations (5 minutes) - February 13
    • Fill in form with member names and emails

  • Deliverable 1: Project Overview Report - February 20
    • Project description
    • List stakeholder & stakeholder groups, and identify their relation and impact to the project on a chart and tabulate with respect to project phases, and their appropriate management strategy
    • List critical events for the project and identify them on project timeline
    • List possible key project uncertainties
    • Provide a Summary

  • Deliverable 2: Project Video Announcement - March 7
  • Deliverable 3: Progress Report 1 - March 11
    • Develop list of monetary and non-monetary cost/benefits of project
    • List with respect to relationship to the stakeholders
    • Identify project phases and list cost/benefits in relation to the phases
    • List data sources used and problems with accessing information
    • Follow the "General Instructions" in developing your report.
    • See the detailed Project Description

  • Deliverable 4: Progress Report 2 (5 minute presentation Powerpoint) - April 11
  • Deliverable 5: Final Report (May 3) and Presentation (Week of April 29) (see Project Description)
Sample Exam & Review