Announcements


Monday 7th July 2014:

Project investigations completed

If your project was under investigation, please check your university email for important information about your results in this unit of study and your degree.



Monday 23rd June 2014:

Project marks and total marks now available!

See project marks and total marks before final exam (updated 1730 hrs 25 June 2014)

Click on the tabs on the bottom of screen to see marks for each assessment, and total marks before the final exam.

Some projects are currently under investigation. Marks for these cases will be released later.

Due to the overwhelming number of emails received from students regarding plagiarism in the project, many emails about this topic were not and may not be responded to. If your project is *not* under investigation, then everything with your case is fine. If your project *is* under investigation, your mark may be released later, pending further detailed investigation.

Emails to regarding the final exam, or topics other than plagiarism, are still being responded to.

Priority is being given to emails about the Final Exam, so emails about other topics (such as incorrect project marks, etc.) are being ignored for now, but will be dealt with after the Final Exam.

Good luck to everyone in the Final Exam!



Wednesday 4th June 2014 (week 13):

Final Exam Preview and Sample Exams available!

The Final Exam Preview and Sample Exams can be found in the Lab Exercises, under lab 13. However, there are no actual lab class during week 13.



Friday 2nd May 2014 (week 8):

Project now available!

Project specification sheet
Project submission instructions <--- new!

Astro files
Gas files
Strad files

If you would like for us to find a partner for you, email us your details at and we will pair you up with someone who scores roughly the same mark as you in Lab Exam 2. Your partner will be assigned to you in the middle of week 10.



Tuesday 6th May 2014 (week 9):

Lab Exam 2 Marks Available

  • Your tutor will show you how to do Lab Exam 2 at the start of this week's (week 9) lab. They will also explain how the lab exam was marked, and be able to give you more individual feedback. Please attend the lab and ask your tutor any Q's you may have.
  • If you had a serious issue with the lab exam, e.g. your submission was not received, you were unable to attend the lab exam, etc., then please apply for special consideration. See lecture 1-1.
  • If you struggled with Lab Exam 2, we strongly encourage you to attend as many labs as you can this week (just the first hour), so that you can see the tutors demo many different lab exams. This is a great learning opportunity to have a go at many different Q's and learn how the tutors think to solve these kinds of exercises!
Lab Exam 2 marks



Friday 2nd May 2014 (week 8):

Mid-semester survey feedback available!



Wednesday 26th March 2014 (week 4):

Lab Exam 1 Marks Available

  • Your tutor will show you how to do Lab Exam 1 at the start of this week's (week 4) lab. They will also explain how the lab exam was marked, and be able to give you more individual feedback. Please attend the lab and ask your tutor any Q's you may have.
  • If you had a serious issue with the lab exam, e.g. submitted blank files, was unable to attend the lab exam, etc., then please apply for special consideration. See lecture 1-1.
Lab Exam 1 marks



Friday 14th March 2014 (week 2):

Lab Exam 1 Preview Available

Lab Exam 1 Preview



Friday 14th March 2014 (week 2):

Changing your timetable (enrolled lab/tutorial)

Before you request to change labs, please note that:

  • Your request is only approved when you have received a reply email confirming the lab change. Until then, you have still not yet enrolled in the new lab.
  • You may only change the lab that you are enrolled in only once during the semester - please choose carefully
  • Some students will drop out of the course during weeks 3-4, which will free up more seats
  • Requests will be handled in the order that they are received, with priority given to those requests received earlier
  • We will try to satisfy every request, but this may not always be possible since many labs are full
  • You can check which labs currently have available seats, and which are full, at the course timetable; this will be updated regularly
If you would like to change the lab (same as tutorial) that you are enrolled in, follow these instructions exactly:

  • Write an email to
  • For the email subject, type "Request to change lab"
  • In the body of the email, type each of the following on separate lines:
    • Your full name, with your family name all in CAPITAL LETTERS (e.g. "Jason CHAN")
    • Your student ID number (e.g. "321456789")
    • Your unikey (e.g. "jcha1234")
    • The time and day of the lab that you wish to move to (e.g. "11-1 Friday")
    • If you wish to move to a particular room, give the room name (e.g. "SIT 115"); if you don't mind which room, then leave this blank
    • If you wish to move to a particular room, give the lab name (e.g. "Lab F11E"); if you don't mind which room, then leave this blank
  • Do not write anything else in the email, unless it is information related to the request
For example, the body of your email may look like this:
Jason CHAN
321456789
jcha1234
11-1 Friday
SIT 115
Lab F11E
or it may look like this (if you don't mind which room; which increases your chance of getting your request granted):
Jason CHAN
321456789
jcha1234
11-1 Friday


Monday 3rd March 2014 (week 1):

Welcome to ENGG1801 Engineering Computing!

Welcome to ENGG1801 Engineering Computing! This is an exciting and practical course where you will get the opportunity to think creatively and tell the computer exactly what to do to solve interesting problems. Although we focus on engineering applications, you will learn these skills and be able to apply them in virtually any career in this information age.

Here's what some previous students have said about this course:

  • "The course was different to anything that I ever did before and it was fun"
  • "Realistic examples shows relevance of unit of study to my degree and career"
  • "Have never coded before but now enjoy it"
  • "The course was an interesting introduction to programming for someone who has never done any programming before. The questions that were set were challenging but generally not too challenging. I thought it was reasonably enjoyable"
  • "Favourite subject due to large amount of practical applications of problem solving. The project was actually fun in some ways. Very interesting course"
  • "Learning to solve problems using a computer, using logic to solve problems, coding for a computer - I found all of these things very enjoyable as I had not learned anything like it before"
  • "Course seemed most relevant out of all to future studies as it provides invaluable methods of solving problems fast and efficiently"
  • "Computer programming has always [been] on my list of things I'd like to learn in my life"
  • "Having all the resources I need online made studying this subject a much more pleasant experience then I've had in my other subjects"
  • "Examples were gone through thoroughly after an explanation of the theory so that we knew how to apply what we'd learnt"
  • "Diverse variety of examples without repetition kept the tutorials interesting and worthwhile"
  • "Very engaging and interesting activities"
  • "The ability of Matlab and Excel to perform numerical analysis I can imagine being invaluable to engineering"
  • "Would do it again for sure"
See the statistics of student feedback (from Unit of Study Evaluation Reports) for ENGG1801: Any questions? Send them to: