- Code COMP6719
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Ramesh Sankaranarayana
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course introduces students familiar with programing concepts to tools and techniques for developing software systems in the computational engineering context. The course teaches the fundamental strategies of modelling, abstraction, decomposition and reuse as methods for constructing software systems used in Engineering simulation. Verification and validation techniques, with an emphasis on testing, are taught as a means to ensure that students are able to undertake meaningful simulations using computational tools, and deliver reliable software for this purpose. The course will be taught using one or more programming languages and environments which are widely applicable to engineering simulation.
In particular, the course will cover: interactive and stored program use of computers, modelling in the simulation context; program organisation; accuracy and performance issues in numerical algorithms; structured numeric data types and abstract data types; procedural and object-oriented programming approaches; visual programming approaches for simulation; the software life-cycle; and verification and validation. Case studies will be taken from various Engineering simulation scenario.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the connection between digital logic and its physical implementations and identify the components of a computer (incl. structures inside the CPU).
- Convert data into machine readable formats and choose an adequate format for a given problem as well as design and implement basic machine level programs incl. sub-routines and I/O.
- Utilise a macro-assembly language (e.g. C) to structure machine level programs and map high-level language constructs to machine level implementations.
- Be familiar with the concept of memory hierarchy.
- Be familiar with basic physical implementations of I/O systems (e.g. busses).
- Understand the relation between physical systems, models, simulation, verification and validation.
- Design a model and an accompanying simulation for a relevant engineering problem.
- Evaluate a simulation, highlighting the benefits and the drawbacks.
- Make decisions about the balance between physical experimentation and computational simulations.
- Assignments (30) [LO null]
- Lab Tests (5) [LO null]
- Mid-semester exam (15) [LO null]
- Final Exam (50%) (50) [LO null]
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Workload12 weeks of four hours contact hours each; divided into laboratories, tutorials and lectures. The total time expected (including preparations and assignments) is 10 hours per week.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|24 Feb 2020
|02 Mar 2020
|08 May 2020
|05 Jun 2020