MATH12225 - Applied Computational Modelling

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Applied Computational Modelling will further your understanding of and ability in mathematical modelling of scientific and engineering problems. You will use built-in MATLAB functions to solve general problems in various disciplines. You will also learn to program in MATLAB to obtain solutions to complex problems, through both analytical and numerical approaches. This unit will teach you to approach problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and systematic procedure of modelling through integrating mathematical and programming knowledge and techniques. You will also learn how to document problems and findings. Coursework leads you to approaching posed problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and systematic procedure of modelling through integrating mathematical and programming knowledge and techniques learnt.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: MATH12222 or MATH13218

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Examination 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 45.26% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students were happy with: easy-to-understand resources, the live online tutorial, assistance from the lecturer, the design of assignment, and quick feedback of assignment results.
Recommendation
Continue to offer a positive supported learning experience.
Action Taken
The unit resources have been kept. These include weekly Zoom tutorials, example codes and project-based assignments.
Source: Course coordinator reflection
Feedback
Provide additional learning materials to support student learning.
Recommendation
Continue to develop/source additional supporting materials for the unit.
Action Taken
Further learning materials have been developed: the previous reading material has been published as a textbook. The textbook is tailored for CQU students to follow step-by-step.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Examples used are difficult to relate to as they are not about engineering.
Recommendation
Liaise with engineering staff to develop realistic examples in various engineering disciplines.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Some students do not like the final exam.
Recommendation
The final exam is necessary to reduce plagiarism.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Solve general problems in various disciplines using existing functions in MATLAB
  2. Program in MATLAB to solve complicated problems
  3. Manipulate and interpret input/output data utilising existing tools in MATLAB
  4. Formulate and implement procedures of mathematical modelling for authentic situations where analytical solutions exist
  5. Design and implement procedures of numeric modelling to develop useful solutions to complex applications
  6. Document the solution to posed problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and systematic procedure of modelling.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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3 - Written Assessment
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination