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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE)
Uncertainty Analysis in Cost Engineering
Uncert. Analysis in Cost Eng
Fall 2016
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EMSE 6410

E. Shittu
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Basic skills for building probability models to perform meaningful engineering economic studies, financial feasibility assessments, and cost uncertainty analysis in the planning phase of engineering projects; analytical and closed form equations from probability theory; simulation modeling for problems with structures without closed form equations.
On completion of the course, you will be able to: 1. interpret uncertainty and the role of probability in cost engineering and analysis problems; 2. apply cost uncertainty analysis methods using fundamental axioms and properties of probability; 3. apply the theory of expectation, moments of random variables, and probability inequalities to decision making; 4. model uncertainty using a family of continuous univariate distributions and joint probability distributions; 5. analyze cost functions that are products or quotients of two or more random variables using the Mellin transform; 6. conduct simulation on conditional probabilities based on discrete and continuous random variables; 7. calculate risk tolerance with utility theory; 8. optimize decision variables;
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