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ES197 - Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation

  • Module code: ES197
  • Module name: Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Systems modelling is an essential skill which underpins all Engineering disciplines allowing the Engineer to model a variety of problems. The use of models aims to provide information necessary to make decisions in the design and development of Engineering solutions or to investigate systems which are too costly, difficult or unethical to investigate physically. Vast numbers of bespoke software solutions are available to Engineers working in industry but this module will focus on designing and programming models from first principles showing the application of mathematical techniques and avoidance of modelling errors. There are design principles associated with models which ensure robust development and these will also be covered along with verification and validation techniques and applications to data modelling. These methods are inherited from software design processes and the synthesis will be exploited.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: • Simplify real engineering problems and approximate via a mathematical model. • Represent multi-domain systems in a graphical programming environment. • Derive simple models and relationships from data. • Construct a model to predict system response to inputs using simulation methods. • Demonstrate understanding that models are a tool developed with a user and purpose in mind. • Describe the role of modelling and simulation in Engineering design and development. • Apply computational thinking to create software for solving modelling and simulation problems.

Timetabled teaching activities

18 x 1 hr Lectures 2 x 1 hr revision lectures 3 x 1 hr examples classes (split class) 5 Computer based exercises (2 hours) 6 Laboratory exercises (2 hours) 1 Group project (18 hours lab time) Total of 63 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year1

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the module. All assessments must be passed greater than 30%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES197-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Continuous Assessment of Laboratory Exercises 30%
  Group Project (including Peer Assessment) 30%
  1 hour examination (Summer) 40%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G406) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G408) - Year 1
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 1
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 1
  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161) - Year 1
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163) - Year 1
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 1
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 1
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 1
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 1
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 1
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H606) - Year 1
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 1
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 1
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH35) - Year 1
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 1
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 1
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 1
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A