SEP105 - Introduction to Programming for Engineers


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SER203
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SER203, SIT172
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour practical experience (studio) per week, 1 x 1 hour lecture per week (pre-recorded).

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour practical experience (studio) per week.


Equipment Requirements: Every student must have access to a computer running the Windows Operating System to complete this unit. The teaching team will be unable to provide assistance and mark assessments that are compiled using other operating systems (eg MAC OS, Linux, Chrome OS). As you progress through your degree it is very common for Engineering software to only run on a computer using the Windows operating system. If your computer does not run the Windows Operating System natively (eg a MAC) you may be able to use a Virtual Machine (VM) or similar (eg Boot Camp) to run Windows on your computer. The teaching team will not be able to provide assistance to install or configure a virtual machine.


Engineers use computers for many different aspects of their day to day work. This might be to run simulations, perform data analysis, program a robot or embedded system, etc. These tasks, and others, often require an engineer to write custom programs. In this unit the fundamental concepts and skills of programming are introduced. 

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible for a pass in this unit, students must achieve a minimum of 50% in the presentation element of Project 3 (AT4). 

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