Introduction to Computational Science (COSC1003)


This unit of study focuses on scientific problem solving and data visualization using computers. Students will learn how to solve problems arising in the natural sciences and mathematics using core features of MATLAB and C, with a choice of problems from various areas of science. No previous knowledge of programming is assumed.

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2 lectures and 3 practicals per week.


One 2-hour final exam, three assignments, and completion of Computation Lab sessions (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

MATH1001 and MATH1002, Linear Algebra



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.