- Code ENGN8100
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Robert Mahony
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1, 2022.
This course provides an introduction to systems engineering fundamentals, establishing a robust framework for designing complex engineered systems in response to customer needs and expectations. The emphasis of the course is on the core activities of systems engineering, which are requirements analysis; functional analysis and allocation; and design synthesis, test and evaluation. Together, these activities and concerns form what is called the systems engineering process, which provides a comprehensive, life-cycle balanced approach to the design of complex systems that satisfy customer expectations and public acceptability. The course covers lifecycle concerns such as reliability, maintainability and human factors.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify different types of systems through key behaviours and functionality.
- Identify and analyse the various phases in a system's life-cycle, and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of considering a system's life-cycle early in the design effort.
- Perform stakeholder identification and requirements analysis.
- Identify, analyse, and objectively resolve design trade-offs for different types of requirements and constraints.
- Understand the key role of test and evaluation and distinguish different types of test and evaluation activities.
- Understand the importance of lifecycle non-functional requirements such as reliability, maintainability, human factor as well as systems engineering management in the design process.
- Apply systems engineering fundamentals to a real-world project as part of a design team.
- Tutorial Assignments (50) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Quizzes (30) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Group Project (20) [LO 2,6,7]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- 4 hous of face-to face components per week (approximately 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials) throughout the semester.
- 6 hours of of self-study which will include preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Blanchard, B.S. & Fabrycky, W.J., Systems Engineering and Analysis, fifth edition, Pearson, 2011
Department of Defence, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS, DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2001
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2170||21 Feb 2022||28 Feb 2022||31 Mar 2022||27 May 2022||In Person||N/A|