What are the Integrated Engineering Tutorials all about?

There are four Integrated Tutorials spread across the term that are held in B lab sessions during lecture weeks. 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.

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 and are marked on participation: if you attend and submit a reasonable amount of work, you get 100%. 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
27 Feb Submit   Please try to have a look at the Engineering Ethics questions in advance.
Tut 2: Logic Races
Tut 2: Maths Review and preview for E121
Tut 2: Maths Review and preview for M132
6 March Submit   The logic race problems will be available after the end of the week.
Tut 3 Part A: Improving Your Image
Tut 3 Part B: Improving Your Image Even Further
27 Mar 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 and your logic race problem
Logic Race
1 May Submit   The logic race problems will be available after the end of the week.
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ComputerColours.exeexe ComputerColours.exe manage 2 MB 28 Mar 2022 - 16:14 Main.lukefaho  
ComputerColours.jarjar ComputerColours.jar manage 2 MB 28 Mar 2022 - 16:14 Main.lukefaho  
Instructions_ComputerColours.pdfpdf Instructions_ComputerColours.pdf manage 27 K 28 Mar 2022 - 16:15 Main.lukefaho  
MathsDiagnostic2022.pdfpdf MathsDiagnostic2022.pdf manage 121 K 28 Feb 2022 - 14:50 Main.lukefaho  
Maths_Review_132.pdfpdf Maths_Review_132.pdf manage 13 K 06 Mar 2022 - 18:33 Main.lukefaho  
Maths_Review_2022.pdfpdf Maths_Review_2022.pdf manage 41 K 06 Mar 2022 - 18:33 Main.lukefaho