Tutorials

What are the Integrated Engineering Tutorials all about?

The Integrated Tutorials are held in the B lab sessions (W - F) during lecture weeks only. They are two hour tutorials with a break in the middle.

The basic idea is that these tutorial exercises are designed to help you link the ideas in all of your first year papers together. So, for example, we will work on a tutorial exercise about sound and how human hearing is related to sound technology. This will link ideas from ENGR 101, ENGR 121, COMP 102, and other first year papers to some extent. The tutorial on images and RGB will link ideas from ENGR 101 to material you will use next term in CGRA and COMP 103 as well as COMP 102 this term.

We hope the tutorials will be fun and that you will learn quite a lot about how the material you are learning in your other papers fits together.

There may be last minute changes to the tutorial exercises. For example, if we find a lot of students are struggling with an idea from the maths classes, we may make up an exercise to help with that. Similarly, if we judge that students are most in need of time extra time to work on a difficult assignment, we may use the tutorial time as a general help session. A few of the tutorial exercises are designed to help you prepare for a particular test.

How it works

The tutorial exercises will usually be available on the web page in advance but preparation is generally not expected (but please read the first tut in advance). When you arrive in CO145 for your tutorial, just download the exercise from the web page, work on it, and submit through the online submission system as a PDF. If you want to include hand-written material, just take a photo and insert it.

The tutorial submissions are worth 10% of the total marks for the course. See the course outline for more details about grades and course requirements.

Missing a session

It is important for you to attend your assigned tutorial each week. But if you cannot attend your assigned session in a particular week due to extenuating circumstances, email Howard Lukefahr to arrange an alternate time.

Catch-up tuts:

Please email Howard for options.

Tentative Tutorial topics:

Tutorial Week Starting Submit Answers Model Solutions Notes
Tut 1 Part 1: Engineering Ethics Tut 1 Part 2: Sound Science & Tech 2 March Submit   Please try to have a look at the Engineering Ethics questions in advance.
Tut 2: Logic Races Tut 2: Maths Review for E121 Tut 2: Maths Review for M132 9 March Submit      
Tut 3 Part A: Improving Your Image
Tut 3 Part B: Improving Your Image Even Further
4 May Submit   Please download ComputerColours.jar from Attachments below and run it. Instructions for using ComputerColours.

An exe is also attached for Windows users. Just put it on your desktop and double-click it. Should open and run. But using the Java version is good practice with running Java anyway.
Additional human eye colour experiments can be found on www.physics.school.nz
 
Tut 4: Logic Races 25 May Submit      
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ComputerColours.exeexe ComputerColours.exe manage 2 MB 04 May 2020 - 12:24 Main.lukefaho  
ComputerColours.jarjar ComputerColours.jar manage 2 MB 31 Mar 2019 - 18:44 Main.lukefaho  
Instructions_ComputerColours.pdfpdf Instructions_ComputerColours.pdf manage 27 K 31 Mar 2019 - 19:20 Main.lukefaho  
Maths Review.pdfpdf Maths Review.pdf manage 31 K 11 Mar 2020 - 13:01 Main.lukefaho  
Maths_Review.pdfpdf Maths_Review.pdf manage 31 K 11 Mar 2020 - 13:02 Main.lukefaho  
Maths_Review_132.pdfpdf Maths_Review_132.pdf manage 13 K 11 Mar 2020 - 13:25 Main.lukefaho  
Tut2_E101_2019.pdfpdf Tut2_E101_2019.pdf manage 20 K 12 Mar 2019 - 02:57 Main.lukefaho