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EGR 206: Engineering Economy - 2 Credits


This is an introductory course in the application of economic principles to engineering. It is intended for engineering transfer students, who will develop skills for economic analysis in engineering decision making.

This course presents economic analysis of engineering alternatives.  You will study economic and cost concepts, calculation of economic equivalence, comparison of alternative, replacemrnt economy, economic optimization in design and operation, depreciation, and after tax analysis.

Prerequisite: Competence in Algebra II fro high school or such courses as MTH 115 and MTH 116.




If you do well in this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • The economic boundary conditions inherent in engineering
  • The fundamental tools of economic decision making
  • Cost models and equivalence in realizing engineering products
  • Various methods of calculating interest and depreciation
  • The methodology of investments
  • The impact of taxes and inflation
  • The economic ramifications of engineering project scheduling.







Your course grade will be determined by two grading options, according to the following points:

Percentage of Grade
Midterm Exam
Quizzes (best 6 of 7)
Final Exam

Grading Scale
below 60



There are 2 proctored exams in this course. You are expected to take your examinations at one of the NVCC campus Testing Centers. Be sure to allow enough time to complete your exam before the Testing Center closes; Testing Centers have specific policies relating to the administration of ELI exams. You will need to take a photo ID, your NovaConnect empl ID number, and the appropriate Exam Pass when you go to the Testing Center.  

For Testing Center locations, hours of operation and policies, click here.

For information on taking exams outside of the metropolitan area, click here.



ELI Policies and Procedures

This is an Extended Learning Institute (ELI) course. ELI courses differ from campus courses in several important ways, including enrollment dates, communication with faculty, assignment completion requirements, and exams. You must follow ELI's policies and procedures if you take this course. Read (or review) ELI's Policies and Procedures before you begin the course. If you have questions, call ELI at (703) 323-3347 or (888) 435-6822.

Beginning the Course


1. Use your web browser to connect to http://www.nvcc.edu/bbstart. Follow the directions to determine your email, Blackboard and VIVA account user names and passwords.
2. Access your email account and make sure you know how to use it; you will be required to use this account for all course-related email.
3. Log on to Blackboard at http://learn.vccs.edu.
4. Click on this course under "My Courses." Review the entire course to make sure you understand what will be required of you. Then start completing the assignments.

Please note that account generation takes approximately one week from the time of your paid registration. If you cannot log on after one week, contact the IT Help Desk. If you can log on to Blackboard, but your course isn't listed, please contact ELI or your instructor.