SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

EMS3SYE

2019

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.  In addition students will perform document automation tasks through macro creation.

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 EMS1EDP

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. Distinguish and apply appropriate tools or methodologies to solve systems engineering problems across a variety of different domains.

Activities:
Knowledge is gained on the different methodologies through lectures and tutorials and is then applied in workshops and group work.

02. Differentiate and apply systems engineering methodology to different phases within the system engineering life cycle.

Activities:
Knowledge is gained on the different methodologies through lectures and tutorials and is then applied in workshops and group work.

03. Explain the concept, benefits and process of adopting a systems engineering approach to engineering problems.

Activities:
Knowledge is gained in the fundamental theory and methodologies of systems engineering in lectures and online tutorials.

04. Create clear professional documentation implementing systems engineering methodologies.

Activities:
Lectures and online tutorials provide students with the methodologies and documentation requirements which are practiced further in workshops and in group work.

05. Use a team based approach to solve systems engineering problems.

Activities:
Students use methodologies discussed in lectures to conduct their systems engineering project and produce their presentation and team report

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, 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*
Three group project reports (1,500-words equivalent per student)Students write three major reports in groups of 3-4 students30 01, 02, 04, 05
Four workshop reports (600-words equivalent total)Students individually submit a total of 4 reports based on problem solving and analysis using systems engineering techniques as performed during the scheduled workshops. 15 01, 02, 04
Online Quizzes (4 x 20 minutes, 1,332 words equivalent total)Multiple choice quizzes conducted as open book35 01, 02, 03
Design Reviews (500-words equivalent)Students conduct three formal meetings with prospective customers - presenting their analysis (from reports) and discussing design ideas. 50% of the mark is based on customers peer review.10 02, 05
Individual Report (Stakeholder requirements) (500 words equivalent)Students individually create a Business/Stakeholder needs and requirements document for a given problem. Due in Week 3.10 02, 04

Melbourne, 2019, 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*
Three group project reports (1,500-words equivalent per student)Students write three major reports in groups of 3-4 students30 01, 02, 04, 05
Four workshop reports (600-words equivalent total)Students individually submit a total of 4 reports based on problem solving and analysis using systems engineering techniques as performed during the scheduled workshops. 15 01, 02, 04
Online Quizzes (4 x 20 minutes, 1,332 words equivalent total)Multiple choice quizzes conducted as open book35 01, 02, 03
Design Reviews (500-words equivalent)Students conduct three formal meetings with prospective customers - presenting their analysis (from reports) and discussing design ideas. 50% of the mark is based on customers peer review.10 02, 05
Individual Report (Stakeholder requirements) (500 words equivalent)Students individually create a Business/Stakeholder needs and requirements document for a given problem. Due in Week 3.10 02, 04