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EG1002 - Computing and Sensors

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Computer programming is introduced as a tool to solve engineering problems. The MATLAB programming language is taught with specific applications from all engineering disciplines. Variables, conditional statements, loops, functions, exception handling, formatted input/output, debugging, profiling, algorithm design, and numerical analysis including floating point formats are covered. The subject introduces sensor technologies, and includes the acquisition and visualisation of data from Internet of Things devices.

Learning Outcomes

  • recognise common programming structures such as variables, data types, loops, conditional statements and functions, and be able to apply them within simple pieces of software;
  • design and implement Matlab software that solves common engineering problems;
  • practice good software design principles such as modularisation, the effective use of subroutines, and clear commenting;
  • demonstrate an understanding of numerical rounding, truncation, and error in computational solutions;
  • effectively use spreadsheets for data analysis and manipulation;
  • appropriately process data across its lifecycle from acquisition to analysis and visualisation.
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Combinations:
CP1401

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 48
Census Date 21-Nov-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20% - 40%); practical laboratories (15%); assignments (45% - 65%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20% - 40%); practical laboratories (15%); assignments (45% - 65%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Eric Wang.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20% - 40%); practical laboratories (15%); assignments (45% - 65%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.