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MTE5506

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)C Davies

Synopsis

Modelling is an intensely practical discipline and the principal mode of teaching will be by the testing of existing models, and the construction of new models. Topics studied will be model classification, modelling techniques (empirical, phenomenological, statistical and probabilistic models), integration of material models and continuum models, and information retrieval and experimental design. Resources will be accessed via a unit web site or CD-ROM, and a discussion group will be established for students to share experiences. Small-group work will also be a component of the learning, wherein groups will be asked to examine one aspect of modelling and report to the wider class.

Objectives

Modelling is an intensely practical discipline and the principal mode of teaching will be by the testing of existing models, and the construction of new models. Topics studied will be model classification, modelling techniques (empirical, phenomenological, statistical and probabilistic models), integration of material models and continuum models, and information retrieval and experimental design. Resources will be accessed via a unit web site or CD-ROM, and a discussion group will be established for students to share experiences. Small-group work will also be a component of the learning, wherein groups will be asked to examine one aspect of modelling and report to the wider class.

Assessment

Tutorial assignments: 40%
Major project: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

48 hours of self-directed study and 82 hours major project