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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to the application of computational and numerical methods for simulation, optimisation, linear and non-linear equations, differentiation and integration. Develops skills in applying numerical methods for solving application problems, utilising software such as Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic for Applications programming.

Unit content

1. Introduction to Excel and mathematical programming
2. Solving mathematical programming and simulation problems
3. Visual Basic for applications (part 1)
4. Visual Basic for applications (part 2)
5. Solving equations and data manipulation
6. Numerical integration and differentiation 
 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 utilise Excel and Visual Basic for Applications to implement computational and numerical methods for solving problems
2 formulate and solve mathematical programming problems
3 implement numerical algorithms for computing solutions of problems such as non-linear and linear equations, numerical differentiation and numerical integration
4 demonstrate proficiency in the application of simulations, such as Monte Carlo simulations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. utilise Excel and Visual Basic for Applications to implement computational and numerical methods for solving problems
  2. formulate and solve mathematical programming problems
  3. implement numerical algorithms for computing solutions of problems such as non-linear and linear equations, numerical differentiation and numerical integration
  4. demonstrate proficiency in the application of simulations, such as Monte Carlo simulations.

Prescribed texts

  • Larsen, RW, 2017, Engineering with Excel, 5, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0134589664 ISBN-10: 0134589661.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.