ENG 1003 - Programming (Matlab and Excel)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ENG 1003 Course Programming (Matlab and Excel) Coordinating Unit Technology Education Centre Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible ENG 1002, COMP SCI 1012, COMP SCI 1015, COMP SCI 1101, COMP SCI 1201, CHEM ENG 1011, C&ENVENG 1012 Restrictions Core course for students in BChem, BPetro, BCivil, BEnviro, BMining, BArch&Struct and double degrees with these primary Programs. Course is available as an elective to students in other programs. Course Description All modern engineering projects use programming for data analysis and problem solving. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of procedural programming using the MATLAB programming environment. Programming topics include: MATLAB syntax and semantics; data types, control structures, and functions; working with files and data; and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging code. Problem-solving topics include: the role of algorithms in the problem-solving process; implementation strategies for algorithms; and the concept and properties of algorithms. The course continues with an Excel module, which consists of data analysis and algorithm development using industry-standard spreadsheet approaches.
Course Coordinator: Dr Cheryl Pope
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Interpet and decompose problems in computational domains 2 Compose solutions using an incremental software process 3 Justify and demonstrate understanding of the factors motivating the software development process 4 Verify software by inspection and generate feedback from testing 5 Apply software development processes to practical problems 6 Analyse and model data from engineering processes
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.3 3.4 3.5
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 - 6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 3, 5
Required ResourcesMATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
Author: Attaway, Stormy
Publication Date: 2018-08-17
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Free Digital download available to students through Barr Smith Library
Hard copies available in book shop
Online LearningAll course materials can be accessed through MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
This course has an assumed workload of 10-12 hours per week. 6 hours are supported with face to face activities and an additional 4-6 hours of practice, review and preparation is expected.
Learning Activities SummaryLearning activities are in two groups:
1) Formative activities: these activities are designed to help you learn. The focus is on practice and personal feedback to help you deepen your understanding.
Online videos and quizzes
2) Summative activities: these activities are designed primarily to assess your learning. The focus is on assessment. These activities will have general group feedback but not individual detailed feedback.
Weekly mastery quizzes
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Weekly Mastery Quiz 12 Individual Summative Weeks 1-12 2. 3. 5. Participation (Workshops & Interactive Lectures) up to 6** Group Formative Weeks 1-12 2. 3. Practicals 12 Individual Formative Weeks 1-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Final exam 40 Individual Summative Week 5, Week 12 Min 40% 3. 4. 6. Prac Exams 10 Individual Summative Weeks 1-12 1. 4. 6. Project 20 Individual Formative Weeks 6-7 1. 2. 4. 5. Total 100
** Final mark is max of:
.95 * assessment other than participation + .06 * participation
1.0 * assessment other than participation.
Participation can only improve your mark, it can not reduce your mark.
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
To support the changes to teaching, the following revisions to assessment have been made:-
Practical exams will be moved online and will be open book.
The final exam will be held online, open book during the University's exam period.
Assessment Related RequirementsThe final exam is a hurdle requirement. You must achieve a grade of at least 40% on your final exam assessment or your mark will be capped at 44F.
You must achieve an overall final mark of 50% to pass.
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SubmissionAll work is submitted and marked through MyUni. Feeback is provided one on one during practical sessions. Group feedback is provided in discussions and during interactive lecture times.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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