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### GENG4405 Numerical Methods and Modelling

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
This unit gives an introduction to the numerical analysis and modelling of engineering problems using the spreadsheet program Excel, Mathematica package and the MATLAB programming environment. Exercises are solved using techniques associated with numerical integration, search algorithms, relaxation schemes, root finding and linear algebra. The emphasis is on the sources of numerical errors and model and algorithm instabilities when modelling and solving linear and nonlinear algebraic and differential equation systems.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) work effectively in teams to solve problems involving numerical methods and modelling ; (2) communicate effectively and efficiently in written technical reports ; (3) create mathematical and numerical models of simple but realistic engineering systems ; (4) critically assess the results of numerical and mathematical models ; (5) competently use mathematical methods and software in numerical modelling ; (6) determine when an engineering system may be treated as linear and when nonlinear treatment is necessary ; and (7) evaluate models for errors associated with finite accuracy of computations and high sensitivity to input data.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) a final examination; and (3) quiz. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a final examination component.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
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Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
Nil.