Credits: 3

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024

Learning Objectives

The major objective of ENME 489V is a real world approach to mechanical contracting and covers all aspects of a project.  Students will work in teams on a semester long project.  Interim submissions are required as the semester progresses, culminating in a full bid package at the end of the semester.  Each team makes a presentation of its final bid, with a ‘competition’, based on its proposal and presentation, to determine which team gets awarded the contract. 

Topics Covered

  • Systems and mechanical design
  • Labor management
  • Taking off a job, estimating, bidding
  • Project planning and set-up, prefabrication
  • Project scheduling
  • The customer and commissioning
  • Control systems
  • Change orders
  • Project close out and contracting the market
  • Get a job:  What employers are seeking, transitioning into the real world


Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively

Additional Course Information


Pertmer, Gary A.


Mack, Michael


None required.

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • One 160 minute lecture per week
Last Updated By 
Gary Pertmer, June 2017