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Engineering Economy at the System Level – ASEE 2016
Because of the intricacy required to explain the desirability of integrating Engineering Economy at the system level, it seemed best to bifurcate the integrator and the integrated, presenting relevant material topic-by-topic. Instead of explaining each topic in its integrated form with concurrent justification, integration is made visible as though it is considered appropriate. Justification is provided within a text box at the end of each topic where it is offered for examination and critique.
Communicating from the general to the specific, is necessary in this paper. The system level must be recognized and addressed first, without getting overly enthusiastic about the potential for Engineering Economy when integrated at that level. Specifics will emerge from seven topics wherein Engineering Economy and the system level are shown to interface in a significant way. Implications for these interfaces are addressed by summary comments within each text box.