ENGEN101-21B (HAM)

Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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Paper Description

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The paper consists of four parts.

  • Some foundational material in Mathematics.
  • An introduction to calculus from an engineering perspective.
  • An introduction to linear algebra.
  • Complex numbers.
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Paper Structure

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Each week students should:

  • Attend the lectures or if there are timetable clashes, watch the recorded lectures on Moodle.
  • Attend the weekly workshop.
  • Attend a weekly one hour tutorial (from the second week of the trimester).
  • Put in at least 5 additional hours of study.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate Understanding
    • Understand the mathematical concepts in the topics covered to a basic level
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  • Recognise Engineering applications
    • Recognise how these ideas can be applied in an engineering context.
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  • Solve Problems
    • Utilise appropriate tools and techniques in the solution of problems
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The overall assessment mark will be made up of :

TWO Tests during the teaching trimester each worth 15% each for a total of 30%

  • 6-7 pm on Thursday, 19 August.
  • 6-7 pm on Thursday, 30 September.

If a test is missed due to illness or other good reason, the Convenor must be notified as soon as practicable. Appropriate documentation (for example, a medical certificate issued by a doctor) must be supplied. Should the reason be accepted, an estimated mark for the missed test will be used. The estimated mark will be based on your performance in other items of assessment including the final exam relative to other students in the class.

A workshop component of 5%

  • There will be 11 workshops (there is no workshop on Kingitanga Day, 16 September). The assessment associated with the first workshop has zero weighting. After that, the best 8 of the remaining ten workshops will contribute a workshop grade worth 5%. This is an in-class assessment in which group work is encouraged.
  • The best (n-2) out of n policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two workshops due to illness or other good reason without requiring us to process medical certificates. Where serious illness may cause a more prolonged absence, please consult the Convenor.

A tutorial component of 15%

  • There will be 10 tutorial-based assignments and the best 8 assignments will be counted. Assignments should be your own work and copying may lead to referral to the University's Student Discipline Committee.
  • The best (n-2) out of n policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two assignments due to illness or other good reason without requiring us to process medical certificates. Where serious illness may cause a more prolonged absence, please consult the Convenor.

The FINAL EXAM is worth 50% and is compulsory

  • In order to obtain a unrestricted pass (C- grade or better) you must get an overall total of at least 50%, and ALSO at least 40% in the final exam. A RP (Restricted Pass) grade is usually awarded if the overall total is at least 50%, but the final exam mark is less than 40%. A RP grade is not sufficient to meet prerequisite requirements for entry into ENGEN102.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Workshops
  • Other: Hand in during Thursday workshop
2. Assignments
  • Other: Hand in instructions are given below.
3. Test 1 (19 August)
  • Other: Hand in at end of test
4. Test 2 (30 September)
  • Other: Hand in at end of test
5. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Higher Engineering Mathematics (Eighth edition), John Bird, Routledge 2017.
This text is very affordable. It is an excellent and concise reference; a very good book to have on your shelf as an Engineer. It is highly recommend you buy a copy.

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Recommended Readings

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Engineering Mathematics by K. Stroud (with D. Booth), Any Edition, Industrial Press, Inc. The Seventh Edition used to be the textbook for this paper.

Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version by H. Anton and C. Rorres (and A, Kaul for the 12th edition), Any Edition, Wiley.

Schaum’s Outline of Calculus by F. Ayres and E. Mendelson, Any Edition, McGraw-Hill.

Modern Engineering Mathematics by G. James, Any Edition, Pearson. Online access to the Fifth Edition is available via the Library Catalogue.

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Other Resources

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A standard scientific calculator is required for some of the assessment work. Graphics calculators are permitted in this occurrence of ENGEN101, but might not be permitted in other occurrences or in other papers.

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Online Support

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The Moodle page for this paper is the main forum for notices and information about the paper. Assignments are posted on Moodle. The Gradebook for this paper can also be accessed through Moodle. It is your responsibility to check your marks are correctly entered.

Panopto will be used for the lecture recordings which will appear on Moodle.

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There are nominally five class hours each week consisting of the weekly lectures, workshop, and tutorial. Also students should spend an additional 5 hours per week in study doing assignments and reading the text. Additional time should be spent in preparation for the tests. Altogether, students should expect to commit 150 hours across the trimester for this paper. Students who are not well prepared may need more.
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Prerequisite papers: Any one of MATHS165, MATHS166, MATH165, MATH166, CAFS004 or FOUND007, or 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus; or equivalent.




Restricted papers: MATH101, MATHS101, ENGG184, ENGEN184

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