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Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources:Graph paper, calculator, project note book and other materials to support a project folder.
Course Description:Advanced case study of engineering management of engineering projects with emphasis on a construction project and the associated construction management. Includes the engineering administration and management responsibilities from project inception to completion. A capstone course bringing together previous course work into the analysis, research, data collection and presentation for the case study. Pre-requisite: Completion of construction/engineering core courses or permission of instructor. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy:Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for life. In this course you will tie all your learning together and demonstrate that you "know how to fish" Course Goal: The student is to demonstrate the knowledge gained in all previous courses by applying the principles to a real world case study. The project is a mutually agreeable topic which will benfit the student in the areas of professional work tht he/she is planning to persue.
Learning Outcomes:After this course, the student will be able to do the following: 1. Prepare a project proposal 2. Research a topic in depth 3. Perform an analysis and provide the necessary documentation 4. Do a oral presentation on the topic using visual aids and handouts. 5. Prepare a fully documented report
Course Assessment:A. Individual meetings B. In progress reviews C. Proposal presentation D. Project presentation E. Written reports
Grading:Project proposal (written) 10 % IPR Participation 10 % Draft Project report 20 % Oral Presentation 25 % Written report 35 % NOTE: Failure to do an acceptable project is an automatic grade of "F". Additionally, the project and report are graded on both the difficulty of the project and the depth of coverage. By way of example, a simple project done well is worth a "B", while a difficult project done in a reasonable fashion is also a "B". It will take a hard project done well to get an "A" and a easy project done reasonably well is a "C".
Late Submission of Course Materials:Not accepted without written request for extension from student and written approval from instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:Standard Fort Leonard Wood and Park rules.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:13 Jan 2006 First Class meeting (lecture by instructor)
20 Jan 2006 Project Proposal Presentations (by student)27 Jan 2006 Meet as needed 3 Feb 2006 Meet as needed 10 Feb 2006 Meet as needed 17 Feb 2006 Meet as needed 24 Feb 2006 Appointments to turn in draft with instructor review 3 March 2006 Project presentations oral & written. (location TBD)First Assignment – 13January 2006 1. Your first assignment is to prepare a two (2) page typed written proposal on the project that you plan to do for this course. At the 20 January 2006 In-Progress Meeting, you will make a five to seven (5 - 7) minute presentation to me and the rest of the class on your proposal and have two (2) complete copies to turn in. You should use visual aids to assist you while giving your presentation. They should be included with your packet along with copies of plans (you do not need to provide detailed plans, however a single isometric drawing of the facility or a architect's concept drawing will suffice). Also, as an annex to the report, you should include a list of the engineering-related courses you have taken that apply to this project and how you plan to incorporate the training into your analysis. (PLEASE SEE GRADING POLICIES) (Summary): 1. Two (2) Page Proposal (what you plan to do!) 2. Plan View (Drawings—Draft plan is ok) 3. Copies of Visuals for Presentation 4. Annex on how courses you have taken apply to Engineering and Construction 5. Two (2) Copies of All Of This (I keep one and return one). 2. Your formal report will include a narrative and sufficient documentation to prove that you have successfully determined values and other presentation documents that are of value. Things to be included are: CPM, Material List, Prospect Costs, Contract Methods, etc. Because you must do this project in a short time, you should include any assumptions you wish to make. Ensure you do not over simplify and thus make the project too easy. Do not forget that you also must give a verbal presentation on your project the last night. For planning purposes, expect about 12 to 20 minutes for the presentation. Projects and presentations will be completed by 3 March 2006.3. You should assume that your proposed project will be approved either as presented or slightly modified. Thus, you should begin your research and analysis prior to the 20 Jaanuary 2006. On 24 February 2006 meeting, I expect that each student will have completed all Learning Objectives through #3 and he/she should have a draft report (2 copies) ready to turn in. This will be graded for valid effort and amount of work done. A finished report with final correct conclusions is not required. However, this is your opportunity to get feedback from your instructor in time to correct the report prior to final submission. The more you give, the more feedback you can receive. Failure to turn in your project on time, without a valid excuse, will result in a very low grade. This is regardless of the quality of product you turn in. You will receive your corrected draft copies back no later than 27 January 2006. They will be in the Park University--FTLW office. 5. The following question is often asked: What about the nights when we “meet as needed”? I will come to Fort Leonard Wood on those nights based on your requests for an appointment, which should be made by the Sunday prior to the night that you want to meet. Finally, I am available any other time that we can mutually agree to meet. I live in Rolla and work in Rolla, so catching up to me may be challenging, however, you are paying for my time and I will be available assuming you give me sufficient notice. 6. If you wish to turn in any work early for review, you can drop your project off at the Park University—FTLW office and I will review them as quickly as possible. If you wish for fast service, I would suggest that you include a self-addressed stamped envelope so that I can review the item and drop it in the mail. Next, you can mail items to me, fax them, or send them by e-mail. For the items that are placed in my distribution box at Park University--FTLW, without a return mailing envelope, I will review items and put them back into my box for your pickup (generally 3-5 day turn around time). 7. If you are unable to attend class on the required dates, then the only way to get an extension of time is to do it in writing. Please submit a Request For Extension explaining why you need it and when you will have the project completed. If you mail the Request For Extension, I will determine the length of your extension according to the date stamped on the envelope. I recommend that you turn your Request For Extension into the Park University--FTLW office and have someone there date and initial it. Your timeliness in requesting an extension is part of your grade. If the reason for the extension is a very personal one, then, clear it with the office and I will confirm that they have reviewed your case. Extra time will result in a much lower grade unless you have a very valid excuse. 8. You may contact me using the following information: Work Number: (573) 368-2178
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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