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Unit of study_

ENGG1810: Introduction to Engineering Computing

This unit is an essential starting point for engineers to learn the knowledge and skills of computer programming, using a procedural language.Crucial concepts include defining data types, control flow, iteration, and functions. Studentswill learn to translate a general engineering problem into a computer program. This unit trains students in the software development process, which includes programming, testing and debugging.

Code ENGG1810
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
ENGG1801 or INFO1110 or INFO1910 or INFO1103 or INFO1903 or INFO1105 or INFO1905 or COSC1003

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

  • LO1. Develop programs to solve problems using computers.
  • LO2. Employ conventions for writing consistently readable code.
  • LO3. Compose a structured algorithmic design to solve a specified problem.
  • LO4. Apply fundamental programming principles including data types, variables and operators, flow-control: simple statements, sequences, if-then-else, loops, functions, input/output and arrays; to produce a program that solves a specified problem.
  • LO5. Compose, analyse, and trace procedural code to determine the expected output of a given program or produce a specified output.
  • LO6. Apply testing methods and assess programs through debugging with the ability to write a set of tests for a small program or function
  • LO7. Understand standard modules and packages in Python
  • LO8. Read and interpret different input formats to produce the desired outcome.
  • LO9. Apply basic numerical methods including numerical integration, curve fitting, root solving/optimisation and the least squares method
  • LO10. Write simple functions to perform computational methods including calculation of basic statistics, regression, correlation, searching, sorting on data.
  • LO11. Plot in two and three dimensions to produce an appropriate visualization of the data.

Unit outlines

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