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ENG3103 Engineering Problem Solving Computations

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying


Pre-requisite: (ENG2102 and MAT1502) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or GDET or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: MAT2500


This is the third in a sequence of four courses that use a 'problem based learning approach' to extend the student's knowledge of the complex world of engineering. In this course the student will build on the problem solving skills developed in earlier courses whilst acquiring, mastering and assimilating new knowledge and techniques into their chosen field of study. 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 mathematical 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. As in the previous courses of this strand, the student is to 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba