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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Engineering Economic Analysis

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course focuses on economic and cost analysis of engineering projects, giving insights on modern techniques and methods used on economic feasibility studies relating to design and implementation of engineering projects. The basic purpose of this course is to provide a sound understanding of concepts and principles of engineering economy and to develop proficiency with methods for making rational decisions regarding problems likely to be encountered in professional practice.


Week 1: Introduction to Engineering Economy, Time value of money, Cash flow diagrams, Interest and Interest rate, Discrete compounding and payment

Week 2: Interest formulae for discrete compounding and discrete payments- Gradient series factors, Nominal & Effective interest

Week 3: Economic equivalence, Methods of comparison of alternatives

Week 4: Replacement analysis, Economic life of the asset

Week 5: Depreciation and Depletion

Week 6: Elements of cost, Break even analysis, Economic order quantity,

Week 7: Cost estimation, Decision under risk and uncertainty

Week 8: Effect of taxation on economic studies, Income tax analysis


Taught by

Pradeep K. Jha


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