CME1026 : Computing and Numerical Methods
CME1026 : Computing and Numerical Methods
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Chris O'Malley
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
This module comprises two parts: “Numerical Methods” and “Programming in MATLAB” and is delivered over two semesters. In semester 1 the module aims to provide students with an introduction to theory and principles associated with some common numerical methods for engineering problem solving. In semester 2 the module aims to provide an introductory course in computer programming in MATLAB and Simulink.
Outline Of Syllabus
Key themes for semester 1: Analytical solutions versus numerical solutions; Root finding algorithms; Numerical integration; Numerical solutions of ODEs; Solutions of set of algebraic equations; Least-squares approximation; Use of the SIMULINK to solve these types of problems.
Key themes for semester 2: Introduction to the MATLAB software environment; matrix handling; basic MATLAB commands; MATLAB scripts and functions; flow controls; plotting; program debugging; flowcharts and problem solving.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
To learn how to make use of the computing systems in the School of Engineering.
To know the basis of root finding algorithms, numerical integration techniques, numerical solutions of ODEs and algorithms for solving sets of algebraic equations, and how these may be used to solve Chemical Engineering problems.
To learn the basic principles of computer programming in MATLAB and SIMULINK. To understand the difference and relationships between analytical and numerical methods in problem solving.
Appreciation of the why numerical solutions are favored over analytical solutions for solving complex engineering problems.
Demonstrate the ability to identify the computational characteristics of a model and in choosing an appropriate solution strategy based on the information available.
To know how to model dynamic systems using SIMULINK.
Intended Skill Outcomes
Capabilities in problem analysis and flowcharts.
Capability in MATLAB programming for engineering problem solution.
To gain experience of using commercial software to simulate a process.
To develop a working knowledge of SIMULINK.
To be able to apply the numerical techniques covered in the syllabus.
Solving of unseen Chemical Engineering Problems.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Semester 2 Completion of the MATLAB & Simulink Assignment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||Semester 1 (Present in person)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||Semester 2 lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Semester 1 Examination and preperation|
|Structured Guided Learning||Academic skills activities||7||3:00||21:00||Semester 1 (asynchronous) Watch video example calculations. Completion of tutorial sheets.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||7||1:00||7:00||Semester 1 (Pip) Tutorial sessions to help with student problems from the tutorial sheets|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||8||3:00||24:00||Semester 2 Computing Labs (50% of Cohort per session)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||2:00||2:00||Semester 1 (Pip) Simulink Workshop (50% of Cohort per session)|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||6:00||6:00||General reading around MATLAB functions and associated material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures and lecture materials introduce basic knowledge and techniques. Tutorial work sheets reinforce acquired knowledge and sharpen problem solving skills. Assignments develop software skills and ability to use knowledge in problem solving tasks. Practical classes support the learning introduced in lectures through hands on experience with software. Examination will test the ability of the students to tackle unseen problems and select appropriate techniques to solve them. The students gain practical experience of applying the concepts introduced throughout the course to a number of problems varying in terms of complexity.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||1||A||50||Closed Book Exam|
|Computer assessment||2||M||50||Solving Euler’s method problems by hand and validating the results using software (both Simulink and MATLAB).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Examination will test the learning outcomes around problem solving of Chemical Engineering type problems
Past Exam Papers
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