This unit gives an introduction to the fundamentals of a range of computational, analytical, and design aspects for multiple specialisations in Engineering including Aeronautical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Electrical, Computer, and Information Engineering. As such it will offer first-year students the opportunity to experience aspects of different engineering streams and thus prepare them for their future studies. An important ingredient in the unit is a group project which aims at developing the students’ skills in using first principles in system engineering designs for practical applications. The lectures will cover basic concepts from probability, signals and systems, dynamics and control, optimisation and learning, computing, communication, and information theory. These concepts will be motivated by a holistic view of engineering system design which requires a solid understanding of various fundamental concepts in engineering. The unit will also include tailored lab tours for the students in order to familiarize them with the hands-on aspects of various streams in engineering. Additionally, guest lectures by academics from the various streams will introduce the students to the structure and pathway for each stream. Throughout the unit, the students will be guided to identify the relationships between the knowledge gained and practical problems currently facing the society.
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