MG5001 – Engineering Computing

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Module code
MG5001
Module title
Engineering Computing
Prescription
To enable students to develop an understanding of computing principles and their use in engineering practice.
Programmes
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
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.
Content
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