Engineering Computations 2

Course code MECH2450Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Introduces 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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students will be able to:

1. To understand and implement basic numerical algorithms for computing solutions of single nonlinear equations and systems of linear equations. To understand and implement the basics of the linear algebra.

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

3. To understand and implement numerical methods for solving parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of probability and Bayesian inference.

5. Formulate and solve problems dealing with probability and statistics with engineering applications.

6. Demonstrate 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 targeted mainly to mechanical engineering applications.

4. Monte Carlo simulation: theory and practice.

5. Introduction to Bayesian statistical inference with applications to common engineering probability models
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGENG1003 and MATH2310
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassNote, any modification to the assessment arrangement will
appear on the course outline normally issued in week 1.
Other: (please specify)Progessive assessment in the form of Assignments and Tutorial Work
Quiz - ClassThere will be three class quizes.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MECH2450