• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering, Project Management
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Jochen Trumpf
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1, 2022.

In Engineering Design 4A: Systems Approaches for Management, you will develop industry-relevant techniques to manage a design project over the entire system life cycle, from problem conception through to project retirement. ED4A is the fourth course in the interdisciplinary engineering design core, and is followed by Engineering Design 4B: Systems Approaches for Operations. The project selected from a pool of projects that are representative of typical final year capstone projects, allowing you to design the management process for a significant engineering project.

During the early stages of the course, you will learn project management techniques essential for delivering large-scale, complex engineering projects. This includes breaking projects into manageable parts, planning, scheduling, resourcing, controlling, accounting, balancing multiple criteria, and risk management. You will undertake guided study modules in a range of topics, including organisational structures, business planning, teamwork, professional conduct and legal and regulatory frameworks as they apply to the engineering profession. You will further develop skills in critical reflection as part of professional practice by connecting your prior experiences and learning to the topics covered in the course.

Major Project

The major project in this course will be around a real-world engineering problem. You will be part of a small team that is responsible for applying formal management techniques to improve the outcomes in an engineering design project. The project will deliver a Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) that is representative of best professional practice in Engineering Management.

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 Engineering Design 4A, you will connect with your learning in your major and other courses, and develop skills essential to managing outcomes in a complex engineering project.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design and implement a program of work in an open-ended engineering project
  2. Select and apply appropriate management techniques to the running of an engineering project
  3. Research and manage a design project within given constraints
  4. Draw on the strengths of a diverse and interdisciplinary team for an external stakeholder
  5. Uphold professional integrity and ethical behaviour in a management context
  6. Enhance and reflect on complex engineering projects through professional engineering review cycles

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quizzes (20) [LO 2,3]
  2. Design Project (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Individual Assignment (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Exams (35) [LO 2,3,5]

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Workload

120 hours over the semester including all class workshops, self-directed learning, team-based project-work and individual work.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2301. You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed ENGN3221.

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $4860
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4478 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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