GENG4407 Advanced Engineering Mathematics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops general theory in electromagnetism and fluid mechanics, both incorporating vector calculus; illustrates the theory using applications, for example in communications, consumer electronics, environmental waters and oceanography; and introduces practical techniques for solving problems in electromagnetism and fluid mechanics.
Students are able to (1) communicate mathematical arguments and solutions to problems; (2) solve problems using a mathematical approach and logical thinking skills; (3) demonstrate mastery of essential techniques used in mathematical problem solving; and (4) explain and apply key mathematical concepts and techniques underpinning engineering and science, with an emphasis on fluid mechanics and electromagnetism.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessments and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Miccal Matthews
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Environmental Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH2209 Calculus and Probability) or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2
Advisable prior study:
MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2
ELEC3303 Electromagnetic Theory and MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week
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