Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Yi Hong (Clayton); Mr Khoo Boon How (Sunway)


General rules for software development and design. Errors. Data types, variables, expressions, control statements M-files. Numerical techniques: Gauss elimination, solution of non-linear equations, optimisation, curve fitting, numerical calculus, ordinary differential equations.


  1. To develop an understanding of commonly used numerical methods for solving engineering problems; the ability to appropriately apply numerical methods to engineering problems and to know some of the limitations of such methods
  2. To develop structured problem solving techniques and to develop a knowledge of programming concepts and the ability to write simple programs


Written examination (3 hours): 70%
Continuous assessment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kris Ryan

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures, 3 hrs laboratory and 7 hrs private study per week


VCE Mathematical methods 3/4 (or equivalent) recommended.


ENG1091 or MTH1030 or MTH1035