MG5001 – Engineering Computing

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Module code
Module title
Engineering Computing
To enable students to develop an understanding of computing principles and their use in engineering practice.
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Solve engineering problems using an engineering maths and analysis package.
Develop a program to a specification by devising, coding and testing an algorithm to solve a specified problem.
Use software packages, including spreadsheets, and/or discipline specific software to produce engineering solutions.
Engineering maths and analysis package, command window usage, script files, arrays, plotting, matrix operations.
Principles of computer program design and data structures
Computer programs in general
Methods, data types, assignments, parameters, loops and iteration, conditional statements.
Spreadsheets: an introduction to their general functionality and use in carrying out engineering calculations. In particular, associating functions and code to cells is explored.
The programming of spreadsheets and/or discipline specific packages for engineering analysis and calculations.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1 Practical Test 1 or Assignment 1 30
Assessment 2 Practical Test 2 or Assignment 2 30
Assessment 3 Examination 40