Modeling and Simulation in Matlab/GNU Octave

Summary

The purpose of the course is that the student develops knowledge and skills to use numerical methods for modeling and simulation in science and engineering. The aim of the course is also that the student obtains skills to implement numerical methods in Matlab / GNU Octave.

Admission requirements

The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.
MA209A - Calculus A and Linear Algebra 15 hp

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2021, autumn 2020, autumn 2019

Course Code:
MA211A revision 1
Swedish name:
Modellering och simulering i Matlab/GNU Octave
Level of specialisation
G1F
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
24 October 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
02 September 2019

Entry requirements

The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.
MA209A - Calculus A and Linear Algebra 15 hp

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course can be a part of the degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.
The course is also elective.

Purpose

The purpose of the course is that the student develops knowledge and skills to use numerical methods for modeling and simulation in science and engineering. The aim of the course is also that the student develops skills to implement numerical methods in Matlab/GNU Octave.

Contents

  • Setting up a model and estimating it’s range of validity
  • Numerical methods for modeling and simulation in science and engineering
  • Implementation of numerical methods in Matlab/GNU Octave
  • Documenting and presenting results from a modeling and simulation activity

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:

  • knowledge of numerical methods
  • understanding of the applicability of numerical methods for modeling and simulation in science and engineering
  • understanding of limitations of modeling and simulation in relation to complex systems
Skills and abilities
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • skills to use numerical methods for modeling and simulation in science and engineering
  • skills to develop computer programs in Matlab / GNU Octave for modeling and simulation
  • ability to describe the results of a modeling and simulation activity orally and in a project report
Judgement and approach
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • the ability to critically examine and evaluate a model of a system in science and engineering

Learning activities

Lectures, computer labs, student presentations/demonstrations.

Assessments

Individual oral examination 5 cr, written reports of home assignments 1,5 cr and computer labs 1 cr.
All activities must be passed. The final grade is based on the oral examination.

Grading system

Fail (U), Three (3), Four (4), or Five (5).

Course literature and other teaching materials

  • Moler, Cleve (2013). Numerical computing with MATLAB, (available at se.mathworks.com/moler/index_ncm.html)
  • Stahel, Andreas (2015). Octave at BFH-TI Biel, Lecture notes, (available at staff.ti.bfh.ch/sha1/Labs/PWF/Documentation/OctaveAtBFH.pdf)

Additional material dependent on the home assignments and computer labs.

Course evaluation

The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the department Materials Science and Applied Mathematics.

Further information

Studentservice TS - Malmö Universitet,

Application

11 November 2019 - 19 January 2020 Day-time 50% Malmö Application code: mau-98339 This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK

Open for late application

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09 November 2020 - 17 January 2021 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

08 November 2021 - 16 January 2022 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program