Cost engineering as an academic discipline

Sik Wah Fong, Dodo Ka Yan Ip

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Cost engineering is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the scientific approach toward management issued in engineering fields. It is still in a dynamic stage because it is revised periodically. Despite the rapid expansion of its practice, analysis suggests that cost engineering cannot be described as a bonafide academic discipline. It lacks a clear indication of its main concerns and contents and a coherent theory. It is not recognized as a distinct part of engineering. It is believed that more work is needed to establish cost engineering as an academic discipline. Apart from nourishing the vital attributes, one can also introduce partnerships between the cost engineering industry and academia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAACE International. Transactions of the Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 42nd Annual Meeting of AACE International - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 28 Jun 19981 Jul 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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