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ENGF1112: Introduction to Engineering B

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

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Code ENGF1112
Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Have a familiarity with the fundamentals of the computational, analytical, and design aspects in engineering, and their roles in different engineering disciplines and applications
  • LO2. Understand basic engineering modeling tools including probability, signals and systems, and dynamics
  • LO3. Understand engineering analysis and design tools including control, sampling, and data compression.
  • LO4. Understand how computing and communication units are embedded in engineering systems
  • LO5. Be able to perform systemic engineering modeling and analysis using simulation software, and present results in engineering reports
  • LO6. Conduct system engineering designs in a major team project and communicate the work in structured presentations and reports

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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