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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAD 127 - Modeling and Simulation I

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2022

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course will explore the strategies and tools of mathematical-based modeling. Students will use CAD software, spreadsheets, and computing environments to construct models and use them to simulate scenarios. Students will develop workplace skills in identifying goals and constraints of a problem, abstracting problems into digital form, and validating solutions. This knowledge will develop an awareness and appreciation of the role of technology in identifying solutions to modern challenges in the STEM career fields. 

Prerequisites: MAT-748 Technical Math II or MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra

The prerequisites may be waived if the instructor determines that the student has completed equivalent coursework.
Recommended(s): Computers will be used daily in this course. Students who do not have experience using computers should not attempt this course until having first completed a course in basic computer use.
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  • Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking, and graphics skills. 
  • Apply knowledge of science, technology, engineering & mathematics to technical problems. 
  • Formulate and present solutions according to specifications.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will define and apply steps of the modeling & simulation process
    • Construction
    • Testing
    • Evaluation
    • Revision
    • Application
  • Students will utilize equational models
    • Variables
    • Inputs and outputs
    • Relationships (Operations)
  • Students will create spreadsheet models
    • Interface
    • Functionality
    • Output
  • Students will create numerical computing models
    • Interface
    • Functionality
    • Output
  • Students will create algorithmic models
    • Interface
    • Functionality
    • Output

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