Courses & Units

Computational Engineering ENG435


Students are introduced to the state-of-the-art numerical methods and the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in civil and mechanical engineering. The unit is delivered in three parts. The first two parts provide knowledge and skills to design, derive and implement FEA and CFD methods to solve partial differential equations. In the third part, students extend their knowledge and skills in an area selected from geotechnical, structural, hydraulic, heat transfer, vibration, acoustics and/or multi-physics problems.


Unit name Computational Engineering
Unit code ENG435
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Ali Tolooiyan
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the basic theory behind the computational mechanics methods.
  • Control the various source of errors and limitations of finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to ensure accurate solutions to problems in engineering applications.
  • Solve continuum mechanics problems in one or more domains of civil and mechanical engineering using computational software.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
039999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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Teaching Pattern

6 X 120 minute lectures, 12 x 120 minute computer laboratory, 1 x 180 minute workshop

AssessmentProject (50%)|Assignment (25%)|Assignment (25%)
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