Courses & Units

Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers JEE101


The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve maritime engineering problems using MATLAB. The emphasis is on developing solution algorithms, implementing these with computer programming, and presenting results in a clear and concise manner in conjunction with engineering problem solving. Students will develop introductory experimental skills to use experimental equipment and simple data acquisition system for data collection by conducting a wave basin experiment and will demonstrate data analysis, report writing and presentation skills. The acquired knowledge and skills will contribute to forming fundamental abilities for further year units related to computer aided engineering and problem solving.


Unit name Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers
Unit code JEE101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Jean-Roch Nader

Teaching staff

Dr Jean-Roch Nader

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Newnham Campus:  1 hour Lecture weekly, 3 hours Programming Practice sessions weekly, Experimental and Investigative Studies throughout semester.

Cradle Coast Campus: Lectures will be delivered offline, with weekly on-campus tutorials.

Cradle Coast Campus Students:  We strongly recommend to all students (in particular Cradle Coast campus students) that to get the best outcome of the unit, you should physically attend the lectures in the Newnham (Launceston) campus.  However, all lectures are recorded and will be made available on MyLO (subject to availability).  For missed recordings due to external factors beyond the lecturer's control, all reasonable efforts will be made to rectify the situation arising from this.


Programming Skill Assessment Test (PSA) 15%, Experimental Work 25%, Robotic project 25%, Final test 35%

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