






ENGR 240 Introduction to Numerical Methods 
Meeting times: 
Daily in room SAM 202 from 11:20am to 12:50pm 
Instructor: Phone: 
François Lepeintre (Francois.Lepeintre@seattlecolleges.edu) (206) 9345438 
Textbooks: 
"Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB" by S.C. Chapra, McGraw Hill 
Prerequisites: 
CSC 110 and Math 152, both with 2.0 or better. 
Learning outcomes: 
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Course Content: 
The course covers basic numerical methods in the context of MATLAB to solve Engineering problems. The main topics are 
Grading: 
Homework: 10% 
Exams: 
There will be 3 exams: Dates will be given later in the quarter. . 
Homework: 
A set of problems from the text will be assigned on a weekly basis. These assignments are chosen to highlight the important concepts and problem solving techniques found in the chapter. Homework may be turn in as a group assignment. You may form groups of 23 students. Your homework sets must be turned in on time. I won't accept any late homework. 
Project: 
A key part of the Engineering profession is to apply what you learn in school to complex situations. In this class, you will be asked to analyze an Engineering problem that goes beyond the examples of the text. You can come up with your own example or choose from a list that will be made available. Your project may include some experimental data. Part of the project is to present your analysis to the class. You will work in a team of two or three students for your project. 
Special Assistance: 
If you need course adaptations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please see me during my office hours as soon as possible. I am happy to help you in any way I possibly can. 
My contract to you! 
If you come to class, do your homework and genuinely try to learn the concepts, I promise you to do my best to make your time as valuable as I can! 