### GENG4405 Numerical Methods and Modelling

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
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) demonstrate interpersonal skills in teamwork; (2) communicate effectively in written technical reports; (3) demonstrate enquiry-based thinking relevant to the discipline; (4) demonstrate awareness of the evolution of the discipline including its history, philosophy and theorising; (5) demonstrate critical thinking and information literacy—the ability to find the references/sources of information and evaluate their reliability; (6) create mathematical and numerical models of simple but realistic engineering systems; (7) analyse numerical and mathematical models using a computer and critically assess results; (8) determine when an engineering system may be treated as linear and when nonlinear treatment is necessary; (9) competently use mathematical software (Excel, MATLAB and Mathematica) to efficiently analyse and solve problems in engineering; and (10) synthesise fundamental science and engineering knowledge to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) a final examination. 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.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 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.
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Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering; for Software Engineering specialisation: MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 (or equivalent); for pre-2012 courses: [(MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
and
MATH2209 Calculus and Probability)
or
MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
or
MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2]
and
(CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
or
CITS1005 Computing for Engineers and Scientists)