Engineering Economics Step 1: Identifying the Problem


Below is the assignment description. Please do the assignment as requested and use the pre-formatted doc attached. And please do the extra credit questions as well.


As an engineer, you will be required to take a systems thinking approach to your work, which will require you to pull back from the minutia of technical inquiry to consider the whole systems that you are operating in. Regardless of your field of engineering, you and your work will be part of larger local, regional, and global systems and will interact with and affect the people living and working in those systems.

The “with Social and Global Implications” part of your Engineering Economics course asks you to engage in systems thinking, starting with this assignment. In this assignment, you will begin the decision-making process as outlined in Chapter 1 of your Engineering Economics textbook by conducting research on a global issue and considering the social, health, economic, and global implications.


Almost everything you write or speak as a professional engineer will be directed to some audience. Sometimes it will be a specific person, or a specific small group of people (your team, or the C-suite, for example), and sometimes it will be a more general group, such as “the citizens of Tampa Bay,” for example. In any case, it is important that you think about who your audience is, and how to speak to them.


Your audience for this assignment is: Your manager, Lena, who has little to no background on plastic and microplastic pollution and needs to know more.

        • In this scenario, you are conducting research that you will report to someone else.
        • Your language should be plain and include clarifying descriptions as appropriate.


Professional scenarios for this type of communication include: research for project proposals; research for clients; research for entrepreneurial endeavors; job talks

Directions for Completing the Assignment

This assignment has been preformatted for you and includes instructions throughout. Below are general directions for completing and submitting the assignment:

Research: Use the news articles, videos, podcasts, images, and academic articles provided for you on the RESOURCES – Step 1: Understanding the Problem – Plastic and Microplastic Pollution Problem Background Information page to complete your research for this assignment.

Preformatted Document: Download this document and complete each section: EE Step 1 – Identifying the Problem.docx . Links are provided for you below to help you maintain the formatting within the document, should you accidentally delete something.

  • For best results, check that page margins are set to 0.5″ on all sides.

Cover Page: Replace the title, name, date, and cover art with your own. You may use whatever layout you want.

Table of Contents (TOC): Update the table (Links to an external site.) regularly as you make changes within the document (follow link for tutorial).

Headings: If you accidentally delete a preformatted heading in the document, just use Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3 (Links to an external site.) formatting to make headings show up in the TOC again (follow link for details).

Page Breaks: Page breaks (Links to an external site.) are used between sections. If you delete a page break, simply insert a new one.

All Sections: Delete all “Instructions” from all parts of the assignment before submission (and update TOC).

Submission: Review your document to ensure all parts are formatted correctly. Then, save your document as a PDF (Links to an external site.) and upload it to Canvas (if you aren’t sure how, see video link for instructions on how to save your doc file as a PDF).

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