Engineering Economist (September 1991 – October 2011) are freely accessible if you follow the
(1) Go to http://lib.nmsu.edu/index.shtml
(2) Press “Articles, Books, Journals etc.” on the upper-left corner of screen
(3) Press “Electronic Journals and Databases” on the bottom of screen
(4) Type “engineering economist” in the search box and press “search” button
(5) Press “Business Insights: Essentials” or other options
(6) Optionally, type your NMSU username and password
(7) Press “Select an Issue from the Archive” or “Search for Articles”
You may also want to go with other journals such as Interfaces, Computers & Industrial
Engineering, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Journal of
Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Intelligent
Manufacturing, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers & Operations Research, European
Journal of Operational Research, etc. However, conference proceedings, magazines, and
technical reports are not recommended as source materials. Note that NMSU library database
would be a good place to search these resources for your reference. You may be required to
register to request journal articles through NMSU Interlibrary loan at
PROJECT WRITTEN REPORT SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS (10
One of the project goals is for students to demonstrate that he/she can clearly explain what the
authors’ main point is and what evidence the authors used to make that point.
The project report should be prepared on a word processor. Be concise in your writing and
consult technical writing references as needed. The body of each project report should include
two sections outlined as follows:
Summary of the article main points including problem statement and problem issues.
Your opinion of the article including the most important information you learned. Don’t
just copy excerpts from the article. Use your own words, except for short quotations if
necessary. While writing this section, you have to answer the following questions: What E423 Engineering Operations Research II
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is the goal of the article? What research has been done? How was it presented in the
article? Did the results support the main idea of the article? Was the argument
convincing, or did more work need to be done? Who is the intended audience and how
could the results of this article be used for them?
Your report will be formatted with the following traits:
The title page should include the title of the project, student name, course title, and the
There is no page limit but the article summary should be 2-3 pages long (excluding
figures and tables), single-spaced throughout
Use a standard font (Times New Roman 12).
Use 1 inch margins for top, bottom, left, and right.
Use proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
All pages (with the exception of the title page) should be numbered.