EG491 Sr.Seminar in Engineering Adm.

for F1OO 2007

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EG 491 Senior Seminar in Engineering Administration


F1OO 2007 WO


Lloyd, Glenn D.


Adjunct faculty


BS Civil Engineering Univerity of Connecticut , 1970
MS Civil Engineering University of Wyoming 1977
ABD University of Missouri Rolla 1996

Office Location

Rolla Missouri

Office Hours

Call or email for an apointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

573-368-3516 ( Home, leave a message on machine)



Semester Dates

August 20 to 12 October 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 to 10:20


EG 390

Credit Hours


No text required, but students will use texts from all previous courses and resources.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Stuents are expected to use standard research tools to obtain information on the project. Also, as set of plans for the selected="true"="true"="true" project are required.

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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 person a fish they eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he can feed himself forever !

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare a project proposal.
  2. Research a project in depth.
  3. Perform an analyis and provide the necessary documentation.
  4. Do a oral presentation on the topic using visual aids and handouts.
  5. Prepare a fully documented report.
Class Assessment:
  Individual Meetings 
  In progress reviews as necessary.
  Proposal presentation and written proposal
  Project presentation and written report


Project Proposal   10%
IPR participation   10%
Draft Project         20%
Oral Presentation   20%
Written Report      40%
TOTAL                100%

The final exam for all School of Business and Management courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average.  The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course.  The final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam.  They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work wil only be accepted by written request of the student and written aproval of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Standard Fort Leonard Wood rules apply.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

First Assignment –August 23, 2007 1. Your first assignment is to prepare a two (2) page written proposal on the project that you plan to do for this course. At the 31 August 2007 In-Progress Meeting, you will make a five to seven (5 - 7) minute presentation to me and your class mates 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 asg #1): 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: executive summary,CPM, Material List, Prospect Costs, Contract Methods, detailed work sheets, 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 15 to 20 minutes for the final completed project presentation. Projects and presentations will be completed by
12 October 2007. 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 31 August 2007 class.
4. On 3 October (Wednesday) 2007, 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 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 copies back no later than 5 October 2007. 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 your 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 Park office and I will confirm that they has 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) 368-3516 Home Number: (573) 368-3516 E-Mail: Home Address: 1100 Mimosa Court Rolla, MO 65401

Class 1
23 Aug 2007

Introduction / Administration Discussion of projects and courese requirements,,,

handouts and assigment #1,


Class 2
31 Aug 2007

Project Proposal Presentations,

student oral presentation of 3 to 5 minutes and turn in written proposal,


Class 3
7 Sept 2007

meet as needed,



Class 4
14 Sept 2007

meet as needed,



Class 5
21 Sept 2007

meet as needed,



Class 6
28 Sept 2007

meet as needed,



Class 7 (Wednesday)
3 Oct 2007

Draft project Review ( Individual appointments),,,

this  will be by appoointments and can vary to another night if needed


Class 8
12 October 2007

Project presentations and Written reports due,







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  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
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  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
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