Module Title:Engineering Mathematics III
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, practicals, private study
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students' understanding of differential equations and the application of these equations to civil engineering systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Solve more complicated first and second order ordinary differential equations.
LO2 Formulate and solve certain types of initial value and boundary value problems encountered in a civil engineering context.
LO3 Understand the application of partial differential equations to certain engineering applications.
LO4 Use a variety of numerical techniques for solving differential equations.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Further ordinary differential equations
(a) Review of first order separable and homogeneous first order ODEs. (b) Linear first order ODEs. (c) Review of linear second order ODEs with constant coefficients. (d) More complicated forms of non-homogeneous linear second order linear ODEs. (e) Initial value and boundary value problems. (f) Systems of linear first order ODEs.
Applications of ordinary differential equations
(a) Formulation of simple first order initial value problems. (b) Application of second order ODEs to free and forced vibrations, resonance and damping.
Introduction to partial differential equations
(a) Introduction to formulation of the 1-D and 2-D heat conduction equation, diffusion equation and Laplace's equation. (b) Introduction to common solutions for these PDEs.
Numerical methods for solving differential equations
(a) Euler's first order method. (b) Higher order methods including Range-Kutta. (c) Introduction to finite difference and finite element methods.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class test 1 1,2,4 40.00 Week 8
Examination Class test 2 1,2,3,4 30.00 Week 13
Short Answer Questions quiz questions 1,2,3 20.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computer practical tasks 4 10.00 Ongoing
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Total Hours 126.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 5 Mandatory