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SIT172 - Programming for Engineers

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Jason Wells
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.

Content

Students entering the workforce as engineers will from time to time be expected to use, enhance or even develop software to complete their daily tasks solving engineering problems. This unit introduces students to the process of taking an engineering problem, identifying its components, and expressing a solution in computational terms.  MATLAB and Excel are used to define, develop, analyse and solve engineering problems.  Pseudo code and the C programming language is used to illustrate programming constructs, I/O basics, data types and storage, operators, control flow, repetition, functional decomposition, modularity and reuse.

On successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to use a standard approach to problem definition, problem solving and program development, as well as understand the structure theorem and be aware of its consequences for algorithm design.

Students will develop the knowledge to enable them to analyse engineering problems, select the software tool or develop a software solution, process a solution and report results.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

apply the use of spreadsheets to analyse data to create knowledge and to express data as information 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

define and create the logical control structures of sequence
selection and repetition and their combined use to express any logic in pseudocode and to express data as information 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

define and apply appropriate variables and use them in calculations and assignment operations in the C and Matlab programming environment and to express data as information 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

define and create the logical control structures of sequence
selection and repetition and their combined use to express any logic in the C and Matlab programming environment and to express data as information 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO5

define and apply simple I/O methods using console and simple text files in the C and Matlab programming environment and to express data as information 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Assignments  Four assignments involving data analysis and problem solving 50% (2 x 15%, 2 x 10%) Weeks 2, 5, 8 and 10
Examination 2-hour written examination 50% Examination period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT172 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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