Engineering Computations 2


This course introduces students to the principles of engineering computations and probability/statistics. Its purpose is to develop the student's ability to write MATLAB code to solve numerical and statistical problems of engineering interest.


UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)


  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Implement basic numerical algorithms for computing solutions of single non-linear equations and systems of linear equations

2. Implement algorithms for interpolation, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and numerical integration

3. Implement numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations

4. Implement numerical methods for solving parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations

5. Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the Finite Element Method


The content of the course includes:

  1. The numerical solution of nonlinear algebraic equations
  2. The numerical solution of systems of linear equations
  3. Interpolation and curve fitting
  4. Numerical integration and differentiation
  5. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations
  6. Central difference solutions to partial differential equations
  7. Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method

Assumed Knowledge

GENG1003 and MATH2310

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Quiz: Quiz 1

Quiz: Quiz 2

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan and UoN Singapore

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students enrolled in the part-time evening programme at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term