ELEC ENG 4055 - Systems Engineering Management

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Michael Liebelt

    Lecturer: Mr Alf Grasso
    Email: alf@eleceng.adelaide.edu.au
    Office: Ingkarni Wardl level 3 room 3.58
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of the course, students will be able to:
    1. Understand engineering design and product lifecycles in the context of the professional career
    2. Explain how system engineering methodologies make for an orderly design process
    3. Elaborate on how intended use guides the development of socio-technical systems
    4. Develop and evaluate systems requirements
    5. Analyse and decompose system requirements into functions and design requirements
    6. Plan the design process
    7. Create a system design concept that can be verified against the requirements
    8. Weigh the strengths and weaknesses of system thinking and service thinking
    9. Outline how product-service systems can be designed to support in-service systems
    10. 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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All 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 Resources
    Blanchard B J. “System Engineering Management” Wiley NY 1998 Second Edition (and later editions)
    Online Learning
    The course will be managed using MyUni. Course notes, assignments, and other resources will be made available on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Course 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.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    The 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
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

     

    Assessment activity

    Type

    Individual or Group submission

    Weighting

    Due date

    (indicative)

    Learning objective addressed

    Concept of operations

    Formative

    Group

    20%

    Week 3

    All

    System requirements

    Formative

    Group

    20%

    Week 5

    All

    System architecture

    Formative

    Group

    20%

    Week 7

    All

    Team work

    Formative

    Individual

    10%

    Continuing

    All

    Class quiz

    Summative

    Individual

    20%

    Week 11

    All

    Engineering review

    Summative

    Group

    10%

    Week 12

    All

     

    Assessment Related Requirements
    The 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 Detail
    Details of each assessment task will be provided during the semester.
    Submission
    All 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:
    https://eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/undergraduate/
    Course Grading

    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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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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