- Aug 23, 2011
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Yeah I agree that was fuarked with that firetower question lol. First tute for me too. bad experience/10.ENGG1801 - Engineering Computing
Designed for students with no programming experience. Excel part was pretty easy and straightforward whereas MATLAB was a bit challenging towards the end of the course with lots of logic required for the most of the harder codes.
The logic was definitely a speed bump, but once you have that nailed it's all downhill from there and the content isn't really too bad.
3 Lab exams throughout the semester was good revision for the topics learnt and helps with clarifying the concepts you find difficult.
Even though the ENGG1801 website was allowed during the lab exams, giving access to lecture slides, lab exercises etc it wasn't as big a bonus as you think, since the thinking process is the most important however always handy if you forget syntax or a few less common codes.
A double sided 'cheat sheet' is allowed in the final (which is pen and paper).
Lecturer: Jason Chan (10/10)
This guy is a BOSS. He knows his shit and gives clear explanations, allows students to follow along and makes sure they don't get too sidetracked by repeating difficult concepts at least 3 times in the lecture.
Very approachable both at the end of the lecture and outside of class to answer any queries.
Gives a 2 minute break in the middle of the lecture to give students time to regather, as content can be a bit overwhelming at times (especially in the second half of MATLAB).
Motivational speeches might be a bit too much for some but I found them interesting and did not impact on him finishing the lecture on time.
Excel and MATLAB were both really useful outside of the subject, allows you to process large amounts of data like marks for a subject and where you ranked etc.
Cool applications in first semester maths courses - 3D plotting used in MATH1001 and matrix stuff in MATH1002.
Fun and easy course.
Definitely would recommend to students as an elective or an alternative to INFO1103 if doing engo.
ENGG1800 - Introduction to Engineering Disciplines (Stream A)
Takes you around the different engineering faculties - 4 weeks of Civil and Chemical and 1 week each for Aero, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Biomedical (AMME).
Civil was the most challenging, throwing you in the deep end in the first tute - telling you to do random physics/civil eng calculations with minimal explanation beforehand.
The first Civil eng tute was the most fucked i've ever felt in uni so far (and it was on my first day lol). Box building was shit. Paddlepop bridge was quite fun with moolah if you won.
Chemical was piss easy - just basic HSC mole calculations and formulas to chuck in.
AMME wasn't too bad for the most part. Mechanical quiz had random questions not covered in the lecture. Biomed presentation was boring.
Final exam is a joke.
Lecturers: Civil - Rob Wheen (6/10), Chemical - Marjorie Valix (6/10)
Both lecturers were boring but covered the content they were supposed to.
The mechanical engineering lecturer needs to stop talking shit about other engineering disciplines lel.
Useless for people who have already chosen a discipline.
Shit subject but easily passable.
Good WAM booster.
Oh awks ... not a big fan of modern musicals sorry lol.Really? I liked The Sapphires .
My group did the panel discussion on Thank You For Smoking and that was probably easier to analyse.
MATH1001 – Differential Calculus
Overall - 8/10
If you want good marks (D or HD), do MATH1901 - they don't scale MATH1001 fairly, at all.
MATH1002 – Linear Algebra
do MATH1902 - they don't scale MATH1002 fairly, at all.
I think the way they determine marks for regular/advanced is the same, so "scaling" is pretty similar for both.MATH1903 – Integral Calculus and Modelling
I had no interest in this, at all. I’d recommend doing MATH1003 when possible.