Computing for Engineers - ENGG1811

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Enrolment in a non-CSE major (no BINF, COMP, or SENG)

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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The objective of this course is for engineering students and other professionals to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems in engineering, science and business, such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.

Topics covered include:
Introduction to computer systems and data representation, modelling problems, data analysis and visualisation using spreadsheets and numerical computing environments. Use of programming structures to customise solutions and for presentation of information. Introduction to computer architecture, security, networks and emerging technologies.

Additional Information

This course is designed as a stand-alone course for students who want some background in computing, but who do not intend to major in a computing discipline.

Many Engineering degrees specify this as the standard first year computing course. After studying ENGG1811, if you decide to take more computing, you will need to progress via COMP1511.
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