Monday 9 March 2015 (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 2-3, 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
  • If your request cannot be satisfied, we will keep it in a queue, and in case some spaces frees up later, then we will satisfy your request when it is possible; we will notify you when this occurs
  • You can check which labs currently have available seats, and which are full, at the course timetable, although this information is constantly changing; this website will be updated each weekday.
If you would like to change the lab (same as tutorial) that you are enrolled in, follow these instructions exactly (requests that do not satisfy these instructions will be given lower priority):

  • 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
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 satisfied):
Jason CHAN
11-1 Friday

Monday 2 March 2015 (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"
  • "The unit of study is very well run and at first I wasn't sure whether I would like it, but now it is probably my favourite subject"
  • "Realistic examples shows relevance of unit of study to my degree and career"
  • "It is really interesting! I started out being completely afraid of programming and now I love 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: