• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Liam Waldron
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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This course is designed to mimic an industrial design problem as closely as practical in a university setting. Students are assigned to teams and given an ill-defined problem statement. From the problem statement, the students are responsible for developing the full set of requirements and key performance indicators to guide the design. The students then proceed through a systems design process including conceptual design, sub-system requirements, and quantitative tradeoff analyses, using the full range of engineering science and professional skills developed during the degree course. The course emphasises teamwork (both team leadership and membership), communication skills (formal and informal, written and oral), and team and personal management and a professional approach to engineering design.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

The Systems Engineering Project course is intended to take the student through the experience of undertaking a complex design from a systems perspective. The aim is, given a broad design project brief, to utilise the existing skills and knowledge from prior courses to find a suitable systems engineering solution. This experience is to simulate scenarios and problems that reflect projects in industry.

The intended learning outcomes are:

  • To consolidate existing knowledge of systems design practices and implement these systems engineering principles in a complex design project
  • To apply existing or new technical knowledge to formulate suitable solutions to a broad design problem and justify the selection
  • To practice project management and organisational skills in producing deliverables on schedule
  • To develop skills in presenting technical information through written and verbal reports
  • To experience functioning effectively as an individual, and within a multi-disciplinary group, to achieve a practical engineering outcome
  • To reflect on your role as an engineer within a interdisciplinary team and consider the required professional attributes

Indicative Assessment

Project Concept Document (10%); Project plan and timeline (10%); Requirements Report (20%); Ideas review (15%), Design Report (30%); Design Presentation (15%).

The grade for each team member will be moderated around the team grade based on peer review.






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Workload

1-2 hour weekly lecture, 2 hour weekly formal group meetings;  one-hour weekly meetings for team leaders, additional group/sub-group meetings as required (~1-2hr/week), individual research/reporting as required (~2-4hr/week)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2226 and ENGN3221.

Prescribed Texts

No required texts, however texts used in previous courses (especially ENGN2225 and ENGN3221) may be of use.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3534
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2908 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8029 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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