ELEC ENG 4055 - Systems Engineering Management
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
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 OutcomesOn successful completion of this 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.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.3 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 4, 6,7, 8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
10 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
6, 8, 9, 10 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3, 4, 9, 10 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
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 workshops 24 48 Project 1 - Concept of Operations 15 Project 2 - System Requirements 15 Project 3 - High Level Design 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 must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Concept of operations 20 Group Formative Week 3 1. 2. 3. 8. 10. System requirements 20 Group Formative Week 5 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 10. High level design 20 Group Formative Week 7 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Engineerign design review 10 Group Summative Week 12 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Quiz 10 Individual Summative Week 11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Professional conduct and teamwork 10 Individual Summative Week 12 10. Team evaluation 10 Individual Formative Weeks 1-12 10. Total 100
This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i
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.
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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