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: M-W 10:45-12:00 pm, (ZOOM ONLINE LECTURE: Link)

TA: A. Tahmassian (,
Office Hrs: FR 231, Fridays 1:00-3:00 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:
  • List of projects - February 1
  • Project mini presentations - February 8
    • Fill in form with member names and emails
    • Upload your presentation to designated folder

  • Project Overview Report - February 15
    • 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
    • List critical events for the project and identify them on project timeline
    • List possible key project uncertainties
    • Provide a Summary

  • Project Video Announcement - March 6
  • Progress Report 1 - March 6
    • 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

  • Progress Report 2 - April 3
  • Power point presentations (week of May 1)
  • Final Report (May 1)
Sample Exam & Review