LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Extends students’ skills in logic, programming and numerical analysis. Students are introduced to differential equations and their application to solving engineering problems. Students also learn to conduct virtual experiments using simulation packages.

Unit content

Programing and logic

Numerical differentiation and integration

Differential equations and applications

Introduction to  numerical solution of differential equations

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Available as an ebook through SCU Library: Hahn, BH & Valentine, DT, 2013, Essential Matlab for Engineers and Scientists, 5th edn, Academic Press, Jordan Hill, UK. ISBN: 978-0-123-94398-9.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (8 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (4 weeks)
Exam: open book50%
tutorial exercises20%
Project report20%

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Fee information


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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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