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Unit description

Introduces fundamental skills for laboratory experimentation and modelling in engineering, including measurement methods, analysis of data and uncertainty, and basics of logic and programming. Students will perform laboratory experiments and simulations related to simple engineering phenomena and present the results of their experiments in written form.  

Unit content

The scientific method

Measurement methods and sensors

Concepts of accuracy, precision and error

Analysis and representation of data

Programming and logic

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the concepts of accuracy, precision and error in relation to engineering experimentationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply appropriate methods to make experimental measurements of simple engineering phenomenaKnowledge of a discipline
3apply basic skills in logic and programming to analyse, investigate and/or simulate simple engineering phenomenaIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4analyse and interpret experimental data to draw appropriate conclusionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5communicate details of engineering experiments in a suitable written form.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the concepts of accuracy, precision and error in relation to engineering experimentation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply appropriate methods to make experimental measurements of simple engineering phenomena
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply basic skills in logic and programming to analyse, investigate and/or simulate simple engineering phenomena
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. analyse and interpret experimental data to draw appropriate conclusions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. communicate details of engineering experiments in a suitable written form.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Residential session 3 days (Once)
Structured online learning 3 hours (3 weeks)
Assessment
Laboratory report50%
Quiz20%
Practical skills30%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (3 weeks)
Residential session 3 days (Once)
Assessment
Laboratory report50%
Quiz20%
Practical skills30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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