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A Web-Enabled Case Study in Engineering Economy

, Greenfield Coalition, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The students of the Greenfield Coalition (GC) at the Focus:HOPE Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) have a unique learning situation where classroom exercises directly link with job experience. In order to export this paradigm to students in other manufacturing engineering programs, GC has developed case studies based upon student experiences. One of the cases serves as a capstone for a course in engineering economy. The case focuses on an investment choice, for a tier one supplier of pulleys used in engine products. A step in that process requires balancing the finished pulley but the balancing machines consistently experience excessive downtime. This case study, framed in a web-based environment, provides resources including streaming video clips of interviews, www links, raw data and expert advice for learners to investigate this situation. After researching and collecting data, they perform economic analyses and make recommendations for resolution.


Schuch-Miller, D. (2003). A Web-Enabled Case Study in Engineering Economy. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1367-1370). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 20, 2019 from .