|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Details for undergraduate courses |
- Level 2 core unit in the Data Science major sequence
- Level 2 core unit in the Chemical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Level 2 core unit in the Civil specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Level 2 core unit in the Electrical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Level 2 core unit in the Environmental specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Level 2 core unit in the Mechanical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Level 2 core unit in the Mining specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
- Level 2 elective
||In this unit, students develop an understanding of scientific computing and modelling, analysis, problem solving and visualisation. They understand the approach of computational modelling; have strong programming skills in Excel, MATLAB and Mathematica in data analysis modelling; understand limitations and uncertainty in models; devise and implement computational models; analyse data and hypotheses; are aware of reliability and correctness; and are able to perform simulation and testing.|
||Students are able to (1) devise and produce graphs and visualisations of numerical data; (2) analyse data and hypotheses; (3) demonstrate strong programming skills; (4) manage data using spreadsheet applications; (5) understand the computational model, limitations and uncertainty; and (6) devise and implement computational models and simple numerical methods in MATLAB and Mathematica.|
||Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a final examination; (2) programming assignments; and (3) laboratory-based exercises. Further information is available in the unit outline.|
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
||Associate Professor Ajmal Mian (Semester 1) and Associate Professor Mark Reynolds (Semester 2)|
|Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher|
||lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week; workshop: 1 hour per week|
Moore, H. MATLAB for Engineers, 2nd edn: Prentice Hall 2009
Pratap, R. Getting Started With MATLAB: a Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers: OUP 2009
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.