- Code ENGN2300
- 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, Design
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1, 2022.
Engineering Design 2: Systems Approaches for Design will build your proficiency to abstract, visualise, communicate and deliver engineering designs. ED2 is the second course in the interdisciplinary engineering design core, which situates design within the life-cycle of systems. You will undertake a project using a systems approach to design, which is a formal process for generating robust and relevant engineering designs, applicable to all areas of engineering.
During the early stages of the course, you will become fluent in the language of systems engineering for the purposes of describing a design problem space. This includes how to research and systematically generate requirements, undertake a functional analysis of a system, and create and communicate the architecture of an engineering design. You will develop skills for life-long learning by completing modules in a range of prototyping and modelling methods including visualisation, electronics and fabrication. These modules will supplement the systems approach to design, allowing you to represent an engineering design from both a systems and visual perspective.
The major project in this course will involve a real-world engineering problem. You will be challenged in small teams to generate an engineering design using the systems approach that meets the requirements of project stakeholders in one of a range of application domain areas of systems engineering. You will apply research and design techniques to visualise, prototype and evaluate alternatives, in situations limited by available resources and imperfect information. During the project, you will develop design outcomes justified through project documentation. Finally, you will develop skills in critical reflection as a part of professional practice by connecting your experiences and learning in your project to engineering and research practice.
Engineering Design @ ANU
At ANU, students are challenged to think of engineering design at a systems-level. Over the degree, you will learn how engineering design can be used to make a positive impact on society through five domains: design, analysis, research, professional practice and teamwork. In ED2, you will connect with your learning in the foundation courses, and learn the language of systems engineering, central to the design core.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Research succinct and relevant system-level requirements for an engineering design
- Undertake a functional analysis of engineering systems
- Design and evaluate alternative system architectures
- Effectively communicate engineering designs through engineering models
- Operate as an effective member of an engineering team across multiple disciplines
- Provide and act on feedback on engineering work in a professional environment
- Reflect on taking a systems approach to engineering design in the context of professional engineering
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Learning Module Workshop Quizzes (28) [LO 1,2,3]
- Design Project (37) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
- Reflection (20) [LO 5,6,7]
- Prototyping and Modelling (15) [LO 3,4]
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120 hours in total over the semester consisting of:
18 hours of all class design workshops
10 hours of skills-based tutorial modules
12 hours of team-based project workshops
Self-directed learning and team-based project work as required
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- 6 units
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