• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Trygve Hegland
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course MATH3511
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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This course presents the basic elements of scientific computing, in particular the methods for solving or approximating the solution of calculus and linear algebra problems associated with real world problems. Using a non-trivial model problem such as the heat equation, and sophisticated scientific computing and visualisation environments, students are introduced to the basic computational concepts of stability, accuracy and efficiency, as new numerical methods and techniques are introduce to solve progressively more challenging problems.

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Use high-level programming language such as Python with proficiency and confidence
2. Use appropriate tools to verify the output and reliability of code/data
3. Use computing and visualisation software appropriately in scientific or engineering problems
4. Demonstrate a capacity for rigorous analysis in sophisticated scientific computing and visualisation environments

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • 10 workshopl responses demonstrating a highly analytical capacity to use relevant software (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 5 written assignments demonstrating a rigorous, problem-based understanding of algorithms (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Final examination (40%; LO, 1, 2, 3, 4)

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Workload

Three lectures per week and regular workshops/computer labs.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with MATH3511

You will need to contact the Mathematical Sciences Institute to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2478 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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