ENGEN10222B (HAM)
Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Sean Oughton
8326
G.3.07
sean.oughton@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Alista Fow
4164
EF.2.04
alista.fow@waikato.ac.nz

David Chan
9068
G.3.09
david.chan@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
The paper covers.
 Functions and trigonometric equations
 More calculus, particularly integration, with applications to engineering problems.
 An introduction to statistics
Paper Structure
Each week students should
 attend and actively participate in all 3 lectures.
 attend and actively participate in the weekly workshop.
 attend and actively participate in a one hour tutorial.
 put in at least 5 additional hours of study.
 watch moodle for notices and supplementary material.
Lectures will be recorded and available on panopto. Our recommendation is to use the recordings in addition to attending the lectures in person.
Note the actively participate. This is key for your success in this paper. Engineering maths is not a spectator sportyou learn by doing.
Attendance at your weekly tutorial and workshop is required (and will be logged). If you can't attend (eg, due to illness) contact Dr Alista Fow.
If covid alert levels change, some of these activities may only be available online. Details will be provided as needed.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
The assessment items are listed here. For the percentage contributions of these to the final mark, see the table a little further down.
If covidrelated restrictions (eg lockdowns) mean that inperson assessment is no longer possible we may move everything online. Should this happen we reserve the right to (i) adjust the weightings of each assessment item in whatever fashion seems appropriate, and (ii) change the due dates for any assessment items. How the weights change will depend on what changes we are forced to make and when during the trimester this happens.
TWO Tests.
See table below for dates. Please ensure you are available for these dates and times. Alternative dates/times will not be available. Tests will be held oncampus (unless covid alert levels do not allow this).
If a test is missed due to illness or other good reason, the lecturer 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 grade for the missed work will be used. The estimated grade will be based on results in other assessments including the final test and on the distribution of grades in the missed assessment. Documents submitted more than 3 days after the test date will not usually be accepted.
There will be NO test resits.
A workshop grade.
 There will be 12 workshops with quizzes to be completed at each. The best 10 will be counted. This is an inclass assessment in which working in pairs is encouraged.
A tutorial/assignment component.
 There will be 11 assignments and the best 9 marks will be counted. Assignments should be your own work and copying may lead to a referral to the university disciplinary committee. Essentially, there is an assignment to hand in every week.
 Each weekly assignment sheet will also include tutorial problems. There is no need to hand these in, although you are encouraged to do all of these. Practicing problem solving will improve your chances of doing well in this paper.
The best n2 out of n policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two assignments/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 lecturer.
A FINAL TEST, held in the B trimester exam period. This is a compulsory item of assessment.
In order to pass this paper with an unrestricted grade (Grade C or better) you must get an overall total of 50% or greater, and ALSO at least 40% in the final test (the D rule).
If you are enrolled on a BE(Hons), samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
HIgher Engineering Mathematics (9th edition). John Bird. Routledge 2021.
Assignment problems will be set from this text so you will need access to a copy.
The university library has online versions of this edition, and other editions. The explanations in the other editions will be fine to use, but don't assume the problem numbers will match.
NOTE: Using/buying secondhand copies of text books is a fine idea. An even better idea is to actually read the relevant sections of the text book.
Recommended Readings
You may like to look at alternative presentations of the same material.
 Schaum’s Outlines ‘Calculus’, Ayres & Mendelson, McGrawHill. This is the MATHS101 textbook and has many worked examples.
 Engineering Mathematics, K. A. Stroud (with Dexter J. Booth), 7th Edition, Industrial Press, Inc. This was used in previous years. It is a good book for working through, but more difficult to dip into.
 Engineering Mathematics, Kreyszig, etc
 Modern Engineering Mathematics, Glyn James, Pearson (2015 version available as an ebook via the library).
Other Resources
The only type of calculator you may use in the tests or the exam is a CASIO 82 variant (as used in ENGEN101). The CASIO 82 Au Plus II is a recent member in this series of calculators. If you bring a graphing or CAS calculator to a test or the exam you will not be permitted to use it.
Microsoft Excel may be used to perform tasks in the statistics part of the course. Microsoft Office 365 is available and free to all enrolled University of Waikato students. Instructions to download can be found through the following link:
https://www.waikato.ac.nz/ictselfhelp/guides/freemicrosoftofficesuitedownload
Online Support
The Moodle page for this paper is the main forum for notices and information about the course. 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.
Lectures will be available online (panopto recordings). These can be accessed via the Moodle page.
Workload
There are 5 'contact' hours each week consisting of 3 lectures, 1 workshop and 1 tutorial. Students should attend these AND spend an additional 5 hours per week in study, including doing the assignments and reading the textbook.
Additional time should be spent in preparation during study week and for tests. We suggest at least 10 hours study for each test and at least 20 hours study for the final exam.
Altogether students should expect to commit 150 hours across the trimester for this paper. Students who are not well prepared may need more time.
Doing all the assignments questions AND all the tutorial questions is strongly recommended. Doing this is likely to substantially improve your understanding (and grade).
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: ENGEN101
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: MATHS101, MATHS102, ENGEN183, ENGEN184