The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve engineering problems using mathematical and programming techniques. The emphasis is on developing solutions and algorithms by building well structured and efficient computer programs and presenting results in a clear and concise manner in conjunction with engineering problem solving. Students will develop experimental analysis skills and will demonstrate data analysis, software design, report writing, group work & 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||Engineering Problem Solving and Data Analysis|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering|
|Coordinator||Doctor Benjamin Millar|Doctor Jean-Roch Nader|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- Design structured programs and algorithms relevant to engineering problems.
- Solve fundamental engineering problems using programming and mathematical techniques.
- Analyse data from an engineering experiment using procedural and functional programming techniques.
- Design a software solution to a complex engineering problem in a team environment.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Program Solution to Engineering Problems (20%)| (30%)|Programming Project (Group) - Report and Presentation (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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