# Calendar

LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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1 | Introduction | |

Engineering Economics |
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2 | Introduction, Time Value of Money, Single Payment Discounting | |

3 | Value, Multi-payment Discounting, Non-uniform Cash Flows | |

4 | Effective Interest Rates Evaluating Alternatives, MARR, PW, AW, IRR |
Homework EE1 due |

5 | Uncertainty | |

6 | Comparing Alternatives | |

7 | Dealing with Changing Prices | |

8 | Combining Concepts | Homework EE2 due |

9 | Presentations and Review | EE project due |

10 | Exam 1 | Homework EE3 due |

Materials Selection |
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11 | Concepts of Materials Indices, Software Introduction (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory) | |

12 | Material and Shape Selection (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory) | |

13 | Process Selection, In-class Examples (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory) | Homework MS1 due |

14 | Presentations and Review | MS project due |

Cost Modeling |
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15 | Using Cost Models: Concepts and Principles | |

16 | Tackling Variable Costs | |

17 | Modeling Fixed Costs | |

18 | Presentations and Review | Homework CM1 due CM project due |

19 | Exam 2 | |

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) |
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20 | Introduction: What is the Cost of Materials Usage? | |

21 | An Overview of Life Cycle Assessment | |

22 | Analysis Goal and Scope; Inventory Methods | Homework LC1 due |

23 | Impact Assessment | |

24 | Presentations and Wrap-up | LCA project due |