SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

EMS3SYE

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Systems Engineering defines an interdisciplinary approach to the realisation of complex engineering systems. It has a strong focus on defining customer needs and requirements,documentation, design synthesis, risk analysis, system testing and verification, while always considering the complete problem. Systems Engineering addresses both the technical and business requirements with the goal of producing a quality product meeting the user's needs. In this subject students will investigate a range of systems engineering principles and development methodologies with a focus on how engineering design and developments are organised and conducted in industry. Students will be exposed to diverse examples which may include: automation; electro-mechanical systems; process design and communications.Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 (see intended learning outcomes for details).

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EMS2SYM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems Engineering PracticeRecommendedR. Ian Faulconbridge, Michael J. Ryan.Argos Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and apply appropriate tools or methodologies to solve systems engineering problems across a variety of different domains. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline, 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources, 2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes, 2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects

Activities:
Knowledge is gained on the different methodologies through lectures and tutorials and is then applied in workshops and group work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify and apply systems engineering methodology to different phases within the system engineering life cycle. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline, 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources, 2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes, 2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects

Activities:
Knowledge is gained on the different methodologies through lectures and tutorials and is then applied in workshops and group work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Explain the concept, benefits and process of adopting a systems engineering approach to engineering problems. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline, 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline

Activities:
Knowledge is gained in the fundamental theory and methodologies of systems engineering in lectures and online tutorials.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Create professional documentation related to the implementation of system engineering methodologies. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources, 2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes, 2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects, 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Activities:
Lectures and online tutorials provide students with the methodologies and documentation requirements which are practiced further in workshops and in group work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Work together as a project team to solve systems engineering problems. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.4 Professional use and management of information, 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct, 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

Activities:
Students use methodologies discussed in lectures to conduct their systems engineering project and produce their presentation and team report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to Face lecture only in Week 1"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online Lectures for the remainder of the subject"

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project ReportsStudents write two major reports in groups (2500 words total)50 01, 02, 04, 05
Workshops (Participation, Contribution, Activities)Students weekly meet as part of a project team and with other project teams as they adopt roles of client and contractors. (1000 words) 20 01, 02, 04, 05
Online Exercises and Quizzes (4 Online Blended Quizzes) (750 Words) 30 01, 02, 03