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Course Syllabus: Engineering Computations (MAE 2117)

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posted on 16.12.2017, 23:51 by Lorena A. BarbaLorena A. Barba
Course syllabus for the new course in "Engineering Computations" (MAE 2117) at the George Washington University.

Created: Fall 2017.
Level: engineering students in year 2.
Credits: 3

Course aim:

This course aims to create a foundation in computational thinking for engineers and to develop confidence in using coding to learn within diverse technical contexts.

Learning objectives:

Students will ...
1. recognize the value of “coding to learn” in data-based and technical subjects;
2. apply numerical problem-solving with well-designed, correct computer programs;
3. appreciate the approximations needed to numerically tackle problems modeled by differential equations, solve linear systems, analyze data;
4. get acquainted with the scientific-computing tools offered by the Python ecosystem and the principles of open-source software development;
5. gain experience documenting the fruits of their study.

Funding

NSF Award OAC #1730170

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