ENGEN10322A (HAM)
Engineering Computing
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Jacob Heerikhuisen
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jacob.heerikhuisen@waikato.ac.nz

Marinho Pilla Barcellos
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marinho.pillabarcellos@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
This paper provides an introduction to programming and problem solving using the MATLAB programming language. Emphasis is placed on applications to engineering problems. The paper covers basic programming concepts such as conditional statements, loops, functions, basic data types and data structures, and file input and output.
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/
Paper Structure
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
Assessment submission and assessment is managed in different ways depending on the type of assessment. The assessment description will explain how your work will be assessed and how to submit it if that is required.
An overall mark of 50% and a minimum of 40% in the final exam is required to pass this paper. Students who fall just below these requirements may be awarded an RP grade which counts as a pass but does not permit the paper to be used as a prerequisite. The final exam is the only ‘compulsory assessment item’. If you do not attend the exam, you will receive an IC grade for the paper (unless you make a successful special consideration application). Note that you are extremely unlikely to pass this paper by only completing the "compulsory" assessment item (the final exam), even with the exam weighted at two thirds.
Your final grade will be based on a ratio of the internal work to the exam of 2:1 or 1:2, whichever is in your favour. The information and the table below is the most common case which is 2/3 internal and 1/3 exam. Halve the internal components and double the exam to get an approximation of the other weightings.
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 33:67 or 67:33, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 67% or 33% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (Fifth Edition)
by Stormy Attaway Ph.D. Boston University
Other Resources
Online Support
Workload
Students should expect to spend about 10 hours per week on this paper, in the following proportions: