This unit is based on a series of problems designed to introduce students to systematic problem-solving. The problems will focus on a range of issues related to engineering practice and sustainability. Students will be required to undertake data analysis and manipulation using various computing tools, including spreadsheet software; and learn fundamental MATLAB programming techniques.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics and science to solving engineering problems;  
  2. Plan and adapt systematic approaches to solving engineering problems;  
  3. Undertake data analysis and manipulation using various computing tools and present results; and  
  4. Use MATLAB fundamental programming techniques to solve a variety of engineering problems.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Problem solving project set 30%
Case Study Group report and presentation 40%
Test Tests x 2 (10% & 20%) 30%
For any team assessment, a percentage of student's mark is based on observations of their contribution to the overall task, as such; attendance is mandatory in the workshops.

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