MECH 408 - Applied Engineering Economy

  • 3 credits

The basic principles and calculations of engineering economy with application to real problems, including energy and the environment.

This course can be applied toward:


MATH 161 (Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)). Credit not allowed for both MECH 408 and MECH 410.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Engineering Economic Analysis, 12th Ed.
    Newnan, Eschenbach, Lavelle


Shantanu Jathar

(970) 491-8653 |

Dr. Shantanu Jathar joined the mechanical engineering department as an Assistant Professor. He has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University where he used numerical models and laboratory experiments to understand the atmospheric formation of organic aerosols from combustion sources such as cars, trucks, aircraft and wildfires. He worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, Davis where he was funded by the California Air Resources Board to improve the treatment of particulate matter in air quality models used for regulatory purposes. His research interests lie at the intersection of energy and the environment. By leveraging laboratory experiments and regional/global air quality models, he intends to study the atmospheric evolution and properties of air pollutants arising from energy systems, all in the interest of addressing future energy and environmental policy.

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