2018 Winter School Subject List

Engineering Computing (ENGG9801) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies
Department: School of IT
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

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

(1) Ms Katie Yang - katie.yang@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 19 Jan 2018 
End Date: 23 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prohibition: - 

    ENGG5801 or ENGG1801


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.


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


Start Date: 19 Jan 2018     End Date: 23 Feb 2018


Mon 14:00 - 16:00

Wed 14:00 - 16:00

Fri 14:00 - 16:00


Mon 16:00 - 18:00

Wed 16:00 - 18:00

Fri 16:00 - 18:00

Final Exam

Wed 28th Feb, 16:00 Start (2 hr exam & 10 mins reading time)


Lectures & Exam: Wilkinson Lecture Theatre 250 (Arch LT1)

Tutorials ( To be assigned by Lecturer/s):

School of Information Technologies - Labs 114 OR 115 OR 116 OR 117 OR118 OR Link Building 222 (North) OR Link Building 222 (South)