Engineering computations and probability

Course code CIVL2050Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of engineering computations and probability and statistics. Its purpose is to provide foundation material for later year courses in water, structural and geotechnical engineering.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe course objectives are:

A1: To understand and implement some basic numerical algorithms for computing solutions of single nonlinear equations and systems of linear equations.

A2: To understand and implement algorithms for interpolation, curve fitting, numerical differentiation, and numerical integration.

A3: To understand and implement numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations, as well as elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations.

A4: Understand the key concepts of probability and Bayesian inference.

A5: Formulate and solve problems dealing with probability and statistics in civil and environmental engineering applications.

A6: Develop practical skill in Monte Carlo simulation.
ContentThe content of the course includes:

1. The numerical solution of a single nonlinear equation, systems of linear equations, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations.

2. The numerical implementation of interpolation and curve fitting.

3. An introduction to probability and distribution theory targetted to civil and environmental engineering applications.

4. Monte Carlo simulation: theory and practice.

5. Introduction to Bayesian statistical inference with applications to the binomial and linear regression models.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
TransitionN/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in course GENG1002 Introduction to Engineering Computations, and content covered in course MATH1120 Mathematics 2.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalNOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Other: (please specify)Computational Methods: Progressive assessment.
Other: (please specify)Probability and Statistics: Progressive assessment.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CIVL2050