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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

Modern engineering analysis relies on a wide range of analytical mathematical methods and computational techniques in order to solve a wide range of problems. The aim of this course is to equip students with the necessary skills to quantitatively investigate engineering problems. Examples applying the methods taught to practical situations from across the full range of engineering disciplines will feature heavily in the course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Peter Daniel Hicks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG3002 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied)
  • EG3006 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course is set in an environment of engineering applications. The course starts with an introduction to Laplace transforms. The concept of transfer function is explored and used to study the stability of systems having feedback. An introduction is given to Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms and their applications. Engineering applications of MATLAB are then discussed. The numerical solution of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) is discussed in the context of MATLAB. Practical work involving the MATLAB applications mentioned above is undertaken. The next section of the course is devoted to an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs) is given. The use of MATLAB to obtain numerical solutions to Partial Differential Equations Toolbox is discussed.

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt

1x Coursework (50%)
1x Open Book Exam (50%) 

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

Students will have access to tutorial-style problems within each section of course materials. Worked solutions will be available at the end of each section.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILOs can be found in the school's course guide

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