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Unit Overview


This unit explores current research topics in computational modelling. Students develop skills to identify problems, formulate solutions and conduct further research in open questions in this domain.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) communicate effectively to present computational models to address a given research hypothesis and qualify the limitations of these models; (2) analyse and discuss current open research topics in the field of computational modelling; (3) explain the concepts and technologies used in the field of computational modelling; and (4) design, apply and analyse relevant technologies to solve problems in the field of computational modelling.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project; (2) notebook; and (3) two in-class tests (30% each). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Siwen Luo
Unit rules
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