Catalogue 2012 - 2013

SUS 220 Computer-aided Modeling and Analysis


3 cr.


SUS 101 and SUS 236.

Course Description

This is an introductory course in problem identification and solution using computer-aided modeling and model analysis. Elements of the course include becoming familiar with the software the course will use, learning how to formulate a problem statement from identified needs, learning how to identify constraints (especially sustainability constraints) that limit solutions to problems, and learning how to find constrained solutions to a problem statement through computer-aided means. To facilitate understanding how sustainability principles constrain problem solutions, the course will make use of software such as EXCEL, a spreadsheet program, and SolidWorks, a solid-modeling program.