ENG1060 - Computing for engineers - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Professor Julia Lamborn


Dr Tony Vo (Clayton)
Ms Teoh Boon Ean (Malaysia - Semester 1)
Dr Joseph Ho Yong Kuen (Malaysia - Semester 2)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • October intake 2019 (On-campus)


Mathematical methods (CAS) recommended.


ENG1091 or MTH1030 or MTH1035 or ENG1005




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.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Identify appropriate MATLAB programming structures to solve simple computational tasks.
  2. Identify and describe which numerical methods can be used to solve common engineering problems.
  3. Construct short computer programs that implement these numerical methods.
  4. Apply these numerical methods and programs to basic engineering problems.


NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Continuous assessment: 50%

Final examination (3 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

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

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