E62/MS&E111 Logistics


Lectures take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:20 in room 370-370.

Python Tutorial

Python will be used regularly in course assignments. Evening tutorials will be administered on 20160929 (in GESB 131) and 20161004 (in GESB 150) at 18:30-20:00, to cover basics of python that we will use for data organization and optimization. The two tutorials will cover the same content, so students need only plan to attend one. Prior to attending a tutorial session, students should install VirtualBox and download the e62 virtual machine on their personal laptop computers by following these instructions. Students should also bring their laptop computers to the python tutorial.

Homework Assignments

Homework assignments will generally be due on Fridays at 16:00 in the e62 homework drop box in the basement of Huang. Some problems will involve formulation and computation in python, and some will be analytical. Late homework will not be accepted. However, each student can miss one homework assignment without influencing his or her grade. Once graded, the submissions will be available for pickup in the e62 file cabinet on the second floor of Packard.

Students can resubmit their homework submission for a re-grade if they feel that there was a mistake in the grading. To do this, they will be required to write an explanation of what they think the mistake is and submit the explanation, together with the assignment, to a TA. This must, however, be done no later than one week after the graded submission is made available to the student.

Lab Sessions

Lab sessions will be conducted on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 18:30-21:00 in GESB131. A TA will be present at each lab session. The TA’s role is to answer questions about course material and to guide students on the use of python and e62 software tools. However, TAs will not “give away” solutions to assigned homework problems.

Professor's Office Hours

Office hours will be held on Wednesday's from 14:00 to 15:30 in Packard 273, except there will be no office hours held during the first week of class. This is a time when students should feel free to visit to ask questions related to the course, or just to chat.


Outside of lectures, lab sessions, and office hours, questions and discussion pertaining to course content will be administered through the “ENGR 62” piazza site. Please post questions and weigh in on discussions there.


There will be a take-home mid-term exam on 20161103-20161104 and a take-home final exam on 20161208-20161209. These exams will primarily test students on concepts covered in class and their ability to formulate problems and solve them using software tools introduced in the course.


Grading will be based on homeworks (20%), a mid-term exam (30%), and a final exam (50%).