Engineering Modelling

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

An online unit provided by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia, Engineering Modelling is a capstone unit of engineering mathematics, a key element of the Associate Degree in Engineering. This unit builds on previously acquired knowledge and challenges you to further develop your problem-solving skills across a range of modules covering mathematics, MATLAB, teamwork and writing skills.

Successful completion of this unit requires mastery of a range of mathematical techniques, including differential and integral calculus of functions with two or more variables, parameterised curves in 2D and 3D space, and statistical inference for proportions and means applied to engineering situations. Other topics you will study include probability models, significance tests and linear regression.

This unit is delivered through a variety of teaching resources and materials, including podcasts, e-portfolios, audio/video conferencing, blogs, web links and online assignment submission. The unit is assessed via a combination of exercises, projects and an invigilated exam.

Eligibility

In order to enrol, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intending to enrol in the following unit, prior to study:

  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1

It is also recommended that you have successfully completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge:

  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2

Areas of study

In this Engineering Modelling unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to MINITAB. Graphical and numerical description of data
  • Functions of several variables: partial derivatives
  • Multivariable optimisation
  • Directional derivatives
  • Curves and motion
  • Double integration and applications
  • Probability models
  • Confidence intervals
  • Prediction and tolerance intervals
  • Significance tests
  • Statistical process control
  • Linear regression

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Engineering Modelling provides a solid foundation in a range of mathematical techniques that can play a crucial role in a range of job roles in the engineering industry. You will become fluent in using MATLAB, a high-level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists all over the world. Experience in using MATLAB is a highly desirable skill for many employers.

Engineering Modelling forms part of the Associate Degree in Engineering, a course that helps you to understand the principles and practice of engineering, in addition to acquiring the knowledge and skills to further your career in this rich and challenging industry. You will combine theoretical work with developing practical skills based on real-world engineering issues, with a focus on sustainable solutions and the impact of conventional and new materials and processes on a range of industry sectors.

Success in this course opens the door to a variety of career options in fields such as mining and resources, civil infrastructure, defence, environmental engineering and construction. Popular job roles include technologist, managing officer, specialist technician and designer.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Engineering Modelling from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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