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 College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Solve basic Engineering problems using mathematical and Matlab programming skills.

ILO 2 Apply fundamental programming knowledge by designing structured programs and algorithms relevant to Maritime Engineering problems and robotics using Matlab and other programming languages.

ILO 3 Process data using Matlab and other programming languages, analyse, and critically evaluate results from Maritime Engineering experiments.

ILO 4 Write technical reports based on Maritime Engineering experiments.

ILO 5 Employ student centred learning, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills to complete individual and collective tasks.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 031799

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Teaching Pattern

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


Coursework Assignments (50%) and Projects (50%)

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