2018 Winter School Subject List

Engineering Computing (ENGG1801) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies
Department: Information Technologies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Dr Jason Chan - j.chan@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Jason Chan - j.chan@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 23 Jan 2017 
End Date: 24 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 120 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 04 Jan 2017 
Census date: 30 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 30 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit introduces students to solving engineering problems using computers. Students learn how to organize data to present and understand it better using a spreadsheet (Excel), and also how to instruct the computer exactly what to do to solve complex problems using programming (Matlab). Real engineering examples, applications and case-studies are given, and students are required to think creatively and solve problems using computer tools.

Matlab will cover three-quarters of the unit. The remaining one-quarter will be devoted to the use of Excel in engineering scenarios. Furthermore, cross integration between Matlab and Excel will also be highlighted.

No programming experience is required or assumed. Students are assumed to have a basic understanding of mathematics and logic, and very elementary computing skills.


30x 1hr 30mins Lab Exams; 1 x 2hr Exam; Lab participation.


Start Date: 23 Jan 2017     End Date: 24 Feb 2017


Mon, Wed & Fri: 14:00 - 16:00 hrs


Mon, Wed & Fri: 16:00 - 18:00 hrs

Final Exam:

Tue 28th Feb at 4pm (2 hrs & 10 mins reading time).



Wilkinson Building, Lecture Theatre 270 (Arch LT 2)


School of Information Technologies Labs 114, 115, 116, 117 & 118

Final Exam:

Merewether Lecture Room 5 (Room 277)