- Code COMP3530
- Unit Value 6 units
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
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, the student 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
- ability to communicate with the multi-disciplinary engineering team and the community at large
- understanding of and commitment to ethical and professional responsibilities,
- ability to function as an individual and as a team leader and member in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
Learning Portfolio (40%); Tutorial Facilitation (20%); Final examination (40%)
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Thirteen two-hour lectures and seven two-hour workshop sessions.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2497||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|