ENG3104 Engineering Simulations and Computations
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Engineering Simulations & Comp|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||039999 - EnginTech not classified|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Nam Mai-Duy
Pre-requisite: (ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or GDET or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
This course is substantially similar to ENG3103 and ENG4104. Students cannot enrol in ENG3104 if they have successfully completed ENG3103 or ENG4104.
Of particular importance to the engineer is the ability to develop an appropriate model to describe the behaviour of an engineering system, and then to analyse that behaviour and apply engineering judgement in the interpretation of the results of that model. Often this model will be of a numerical nature and the engineer requires the ability to solve such numerical problems. The student will be required to develop skills in programming using a scripting language. The student will undertake a range of numerical computation exercises using a scripting language. The student will develop skills in problem solving within an engineering context. A number of real world problems and case studies provide the basis for meeting this objective. Advanced numerical techniques and programming skills for the handling of non-linearity, where it is impossible to solve problems analytically through the usage of algebra and calculus, will be learnt.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- develop an appropriate numerical systems model of an engineering problem;
- develop a logical and well-structured computer program to assist in the analysis of an engineering problem;
- discuss and use the concepts of debugging a computer program;
- analyse and evaluate the behaviour of an engineering system using a general purpose numerical software package;
- use a range of numerical computing techniques to develop an appropriate model from available data;.
- demonstrate a knowledge of and make appropriate use of a range of methods in the design and analysis of engineering experiments;
- apply numerical techniques (including Simulink) to analyse a system represented by a differential equation
|1.||Engineering numerical systems modelling||30.00|
|2.||Solving case studies in engineering, drawn from areas such as mechanics, thermodynamics, structures, geomechanics, hydraulics and electromagnetics, that involve solving equations by iteration; solving sets of linear algebraic equations; regression and interpolation; data analysis; and numerical calculus, and differential equations. MATLAB will be the main tool employed in the solution of the case studies and emphasis will be given to problems that enhance the programming skills of students and that require the application of array and matrix operations; files, functions and data structures; and plotting.||70.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
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Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|SPIDER Assignment||100||10||16 Jul 2019||1,2,3||(see note 1)|
|Assignment 1||200||20||29 Aug 2019||1,2,3|
|Assignment 2||300||30||23 Sep 2019||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Assignment 3||300||30||14 Oct 2019||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|Assignment 4||100||10||04 Nov 2019|
- There are a number of assessments throughout the semester to complete the SPIDER Assignment. The examiner will announce the due date for each assessment in the SPIDER Assignment on the Study Desk.
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To complete each of the assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available (or at least a grade of C-) for each assessment item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.
Students will require access to a computer and internet access to UConnect for this course.