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MATH6031 - Engineering Computing 1

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Title:Engineering Computing 1
Long Title:Engineering Computing 1
Module Code:MATH6031
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mathematics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: David Goulding
Module Author: Sean Lacey
Module Description: An introductory course in programming and computing for Engineering.The course introduces the main programming constructs and the use of programs in numerical computation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Descibe how both selection and iterative structures are implemented in programs.
LO2 Use subroutines and user defined functions.
LO3 Use programs to implement engineering computation.
LO4 Develop programs to implement numerical algorithms.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Structured Programming
Introduction to structured programming. Problem specification and program design. Development of algorithms. Learning to form a program.
Program Elements
The role of variables, operators and functions. Simple program. Program constructs. Using arrays. Subroutines. Elementary file handling.
Numerical Algorithms
The nature of numerical computation. Errors and error analysis. Implementation of numerical techniques. e.g. Root finding and numerical integration.
Software analysis
Excel, VBA, Minitab, Fortran.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Series of laboratory assessments 1,2,3,4 25.0 Every Second Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory examination session 1,2 25.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Written exam 1,2,3 25.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory programming exam 1,2,3,4 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computer practical 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Work based on texts and class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computer practical 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Work based on texts and class 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • 2010, Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA, John Wiley & Sons Hoboken [ISBN: 0470475358]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Byron S. Gottfried 2007, Spreadsheet tools for engineers using Excel, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0072971843]
  • Stephen J. Chapman 1998, Introduction to Fortran 90/95, WCB/McGraw-Hill Boston [ISBN: 0070119694]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • ebook: http://it-ebooks.info/book/126/
  • ebook: http://www.onlinevideolecture.com/ebooks /it-ebooks/index.php?subject=Microsoft%2 0Excel
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 2 Elective
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EOMNI_8 Engineering Common Entry (Level 8) 2 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 2 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 2 Mandatory

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