This course provides basic computer programming skills using a user-friendly programing language, i.e., Matlab. Students will learn practical skills how to develop computer codes to numerically solve engineering problems. This course includes data types, flow control, functions, plotting, simulation, and numerical methods. Prerequisite: students must possess basic numerical analysis and interpreting skills before enrolling this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- To introduce computational tool for mechanical engineering systems.
- To visualize engineering data in 2D and 3D plots.
- To write scripts and functions to formulate mechanical engineering problems.
- To solve linear and nonlinear equations numerically.
- To critically evaluate obtained mathematical solutions to analyze and design engineering systems.
Successful completion of this badge is awarded 0.5 online hours of credit. Workload for completion is based on the expectation that students will spend a minimum of 7.5 hours in instruction over the length of the badge and an additional 15 hours on preparation, readings, studying, writing, research and other assignments as determined by the badge instructor. Activities will involve working online, participating in asynchronous activities, and other offline work.
Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria