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Module Code: CEN215
Module Title: Numerical Methods
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To develop the students' ability to apply numerical methods to the solution of common civil engineering problems, including in particular writing algorithms and programs to apply the methods and present results using the advanced, but very user-friendly, computing environment of MATLAB.
Learning outcomes 
Knowledge and Understanding

A Understand numerical methods for solving mathematical problems which arise in civil engineering.

B Understand how to develop algorithms and write programs in MATLAB to carry out these numerical methods.

Intellectual Abilities

C Be able to show ability in identifying appropriate numerical methods to solve civil engineering problems.

Practical Skills

D Be able to write appropriate algorithms and MATLAB programs to solve civil engineering problems.

E Be able to using MATLAB’s built-in functions to perform calculations.

General Transferrable Skills

F Computing and IT (MATLAB), including computer programming

G Preparation of clear calculations.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module is delivered through formal lectures, computer labs and problem sheets.

Lecture 1: Introduction to numerical methods and MATLAB

Lecture 2: Flow control and program design

Lecture 3: Fundamental of programming language

Lecture 4: Subroutines and functions

Lecture 5: Input and output commands

Lecture 6: Root finding techniques

Lecture 7: Solving non-linear simultaneous equations

Lecture 8: Solving systems of linear algebraic equations

Lecture 9: Interpolation and curve fitting

Lecture 10: Numerical integration

Lecture 11: Numerical differentiation

Lecture 12: Ordinary differential equations

Lecture 13: Partial differential equations

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26      12    37  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 60.00
2 Coursework 1 20.00
3 Coursework 2 20.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:36:42 PM