Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

H64ACT Applied Computational Engineering
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MEng, MRes, MSc and PhD students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and similar disciplines  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module covers the development of advanced engineering software projects, spanning a range of application areas. Generic Topics to be discussed include: Large-scale software management, robust design and coding techniques, accurate and efficient numerical computing for technological simulations, parallel computing techniques applicable to several classes of parallel computer e.g. multicore, distributed and graphics processing unit (GPU) based systems, database design and implementation; distributed network based computing; hardware interfacing.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 11 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 25 Programming Assignment 
Coursework 2 25 Programming Assignment 
Coursework 3 25 Design Assignment 
Coursework 4 25 Design Assignment 

Dr J Bonnyman

Education Aims:  To introduce students to the different roles and forms of software in use across the range of engineering activity; this encompasses efficient and robust numerical computation and the networking and data-managment aspects of the broader engineering environment.

Learning Outcomes:  

By the end of the module, students should be able to;