Course Outline

Course Outline

Modules Dates Case Study Connection
I. Need for Integrating Business & Engineering Curriculum in solving Real-World Problems Week 1 Exercises
Individual Assignment #1: Write a short summary on the interaction of business & engineering disciplines
II. Team working, Project management, Ethics Weeks 2 & 3
Lab
Lorn case study
Week 4: Perform mock trial of plaintiffs and defendants in the Lorn Case Study. Role play expert witnesses
Test #1, E-Journal #1: Provide feedback on learning
III. Weeks 5 & 6: Start of Team Project: Invited lecture from Gulf Shores IT Manager and GIS Team about need for digitizing infrastructure data among beach front. Discussion on securing HVAC on top of buildings during hurricanes. Work in teams to conduct field visits at sites and work to solve problems posed by clients.
IV. Engineering Design, Ability to analyze and interpret data, Statistics and data management Weeks 7 & 8
Lab
Challenger STS 51-L case study
Weeks 9 & 10: Analyze Challenger STS 51-L case using the different steps of the design process. Connect discussion to real-world project.
Week 10: Field visit to Gulf Shore to continue project
E-Journal #2 to receive feedback on learning
V. Mechanics, Decision Making Capability Weeks 11 & 12
Lab
Della Steam Plant
Week 13: Provide recommendation to manager about restart of turbine-generator. Justify using decision trees and include psychological considerations in making decisions.
Weeks 14 & 15: Complete project. Present final project to IT Department, City Council, Public Works Department, Alabama Department of Emergency Preparedness, and representatives from local utility providers at Gulf Shores, AL
Week 16: Comprehensive Final Exam
Course Outline for ENGR3520/BUSI 3520: Integrating Business and Engineering Theories with Practice