Introduces students to the application of computational numerical methods for simulation, optimisation, linear and non-linear equations, integration and differential equations. Develops skills in applying numerical methods for solving civil engineering problems, utilising software such as Excel and Visual Basic programming.
Topic 1: The Use of Excel and Visual Basic for Computational Numerical Methods.
Topic 2: Theory and Practice of Simulations, such as Monte Carlo Simulations.
Topic 3: Computing Solutions of Nonlinear and Linear Equations.
Topic 4: Numerical Methods for Optimisation.
Topic 5: Introduction to Differential Equations.
Topic 6: Numerical Modelling of Differential Equations.
Topic 7: Numerical Integration.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||utilise Excel, Visual Basic and other software to implement numerical methods for solving problems||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||understand and implement basic numerical algorithms for computing solutions of nonlinear and linear equations and optimisation||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of differential equations and apply numerical methods for solving differential equations and integration||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate proficiency in the application of simulations, such as Monte Carlo simulations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||formulate and numerically solve problems in civil engineering applications.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Larsen, RW, 2012, Engineering with Excel, 4th edn, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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