ELEC ENG 4055 - Systems Engineering Management
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 4055 Course Systems Engineering Management Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge completion of at least two years of an engineering degree program Course Description System thinking; The principles of systems engineering and systems management; Life cycle management; System engineering process overview. Requirements management: user requirements, functional analysis, system requirements, verification, system architecture, system and subsystem design, validation and test and evaluation; Engineering review processes; System engineering tools; Through life sustainment of systems; Design and operation of product-service systems; Engineering of enduring systems; Relationship to project management.
Course Coordinator: Professor Michael LiebeltLecturer: Mr Alf Grasso
Office: Ingkarni Wardl level 3 room 3.58
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand engineering design and product lifecycles in the context of the professional career
- Explain how system engineering methodologies make for an orderly design process
- Elaborate on how intended use guides the development of socio-technical systems
- Develop and evaluate systems requirements
- Analyse and decompose system requirements into functions and design requirements
- Plan the design process
- Create a system design concept that can be verified against the requirements
- Weigh the strengths and weaknesses of system thinking and service thinking
- Outline how product-service systems can be designed to support in-service systems
- Demonstrate professional skills including participation in and running meetings; effective team membership and leadership; preparation of professional standard documentation based on templates from a business management system.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. All The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-7 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. All Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 8 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. All A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. All A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. All An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. All
Required ResourcesAll required resources, inlcuding those listed below, wil be made available online though MyUni, in an exmaplar Business Management System. Details wil be provided on the MyUni course site
System Engineering Process Guide
Systems Engineering for Intelligent Transportation Systems, US Department of Transportation
Publicly available at: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/int_its_deployment/sys_eng.htm
Recommended ResourcesBlanchard B J. “System Engineering Management” Wiley NY 1998 Second Edition (and later editions)
Online LearningThe course will be managed using MyUni. Course notes, assignments, and other resources will be made available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesCourse material will be delivered by lectures in a professional workshop style that requires continuing interaction, discussion and feedback from students. Workshops (tutorials) are scheduled to discuss and plan the assignments. Students will work in design teams.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact hours Workload hours Lecture 12 lectures 12 24 Workshops 12 workssops 24 48 Project 1 - Concept ot Operations 15 Project 2 - System Requirements 15 Project 3 - System Architecture 15 Project 4 - Engineering Review 15 System Engineering Management Plan and Quiz 1 10 TOTALS 37 142
Learning Activities SummaryThe topics will encompass:• Introduction, lifecycle concepts in engineering• System feasibility study• Systems concepts• User requirements• Functional analysis• Requirements allocation• System design• Verification of requirements• Integration and validation• System engineering processes• Service and support
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Individual or Group submission
Learning objective addressed
Concept of operations
Assessment Related RequirementsThe assessment regime is intended to be broadly representative of the professional work environment. For this reason, and because students will work in teams, students are expected to attend all classes and tutorial/workshops.
The quiz is a hurdle requirements. It is necessary to achieve at least 40% in the quiz in order to pass the course. If this is not achieved, the total course mark will be limited to a maximum of 49.
A hurdle requirement is defined by the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs policy as "...an assessment task mandating a minimum level of performance as a condition of passing the course.
If a student fails to meet a hurdle requirement and is assigned a total mark for the course in the range of 45-49, then the student is entitled to an offer of additional assessment of some type. The type of assessment is to be decided by the School Assessment Review Committee when determining final results. The student’s final total mark will be entered at no more than 49% and the
offer of an additional assessment will be specified eg. US01. Once the additional assessment has been completed, this mark will be included in the calculation of the total mark for the course and the better of the two results will apply. Note however that the maximum final result for a course in which a student has sat an additional assessment will be a “50 Pass” .
If a student is unable to meet a hurdle requirement related to an assessment piece (may be throughout semester or at
semester’s end) due to medical or compassionate circumstances beyond their control, then the student is entitled to an offer of replacement assessment of some type. An interim result of RP will be entered for the student, and the student will be notified of the offer of a replacement assessment. Once the replacement assessment has been completed, the result of that assessment will be included in the calculation of the total mark for the course.
Assessment DetailDetails of each assessment task will be provided during the semester.
SubmissionAll written submissions to formative assessment activities are to be submitted electronically on the specified date. A signed cover sheet must be submitted separately. Copies of blank cover sheets are available from the School office in Ingkarni Wardli 3.26.
No late submissions will be accepted. All formative assessments will have a two week turn-around time for provision of feedback to students.
Full details can be found at the School policies website:
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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