• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science

Society relies on many complex systems of interacting technology, people, processes, laws and other elements. Examples of such systems include air transport, telecommunications and energy supply. Systems Engineering is a holistic, multi-disciplinary and well established approach to the engineering of these complex systems. Because software is a critical component of such systems, Software Engineers will often work in Systems Engineering teams. This course prepares students for such roles by covering the following topics:

  • Systems concepts
  • The Systems Engineering life-cycle and processes
  • Conceptual system design: including problem definition, technical performance measures, quality function deployment (QFD), trade-off analyses, and system specification.
  • Preliminary system design: subsystem design requirements, design review.
  • Detailed design and development: Detailed design requirements and design engineering activities; review and feedback, and incorporation of design changes
  • Design testing, evaluation and validation
  • Design for sustainability: approaches that integrate sustainability principles into the design process
  • Integration of Systems Engineering and Software Engineering activities

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • describe the holistic and multi-disciplinary nature of complex engineering projects
  • describe the Systems Engineering life-cycle
  • identify and explain the activities involved in each phase of the Systems Engineering life-cycle
  • explain the role of Software Engineering within the broader context of Systems Engineering
  • Students will also improve their ability to understand and solve complex and ill-defined problems
  • Students will also improve their ability to communicate with the multi-disciplinary engineering team and the community at large
  • Students will also improve their understanding of and commitment to ethical and professional responsibilities
  • Students will also improve their ability to function as an individual and as a team leader and member in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

Learning Portfolio (40%); Tutorial Facilitation (20%); Final examination (40%)

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Workload

One 2-hour lecture per week, one 2-hour tutorial per week, and 6 hours of independent study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN1211 and COMP2130. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ENGN2225 or COMP6353.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
10138 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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