SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

EMS3SYE

2021

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).

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEMS1EDP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Systems Engineering Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorR. Ian Faulconbridge, Michael J. Ryan.

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherArgos Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Distinguish and apply appropriate tools or methodologies to solve systems engineering problems across a variety of different domains.
02. Differentiate and apply systems engineering methodology to different phases within the system engineering life cycle.
03. Explain the concept, benefits and process of adopting a systems engineering approach to engineering problems.
04. Create clear professional documentation implementing systems engineering methodologies.
05. Use a team based approach to solve systems engineering problems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online Lectures for the remainder of the subject

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three group project reports (1,500-words equivalent per student)Students write three major reports in groups of 3-4 students

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Online Quizzes (4 x 20 minutes, 1,332 words equivalent total)Multiple choice quizzes conducted as open book

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online Lectures for the remainder of the subject

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three group project reports (1,500-words equivalent per student)Students write three major reports in groups of 3-4 students

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Online Quizzes (4 x 20 minutes, 1,332 words equivalent total)Multiple choice quizzes conducted as open book

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4