- Code CECS8001
- Unit Value 12 to 24 units
- Offered by School of Cybernetics
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject CECS Experimental, Interdisciplinary
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Engineering, Ethics, Algorithms and Data, Cybernetics
- Work Integrated Learning Projects
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- STEM Course
This course has not been adjusted for remote participation in Semester. Students must attend on-campus activities to complete the course.
This is an annual course which enables students to analyze and create cyber-physical systems both individually and in diverse teams under academic supervision.
This course will create disciplinary experts who have a hands-on understanding of new and emerging technological constellations and their separate components. Participants will complete a range of lab-based projects to develop a technical understanding of systems as designed objects which embody values. They will also gain technical skills in designing, building and understanding cybernetic systems, and understanding Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) from the ‘inside’, with an emphasis on making and building. This complements the approach in CECS6001 and CECS6002, which challenge participants to consider cybernetic systems from the ‘outside’ via interrogating case studies.
Participants will not emerge from the course as qualified programmers or computer scientists. Instead, through learning-by-doing, participants will gain sufficient knowledge and practice to drive meaningful and accurate conversations about cybernetic systems and shape design decisions as a part of a multidisciplinary team developing new and emerging technologies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Interrogate, using accurate terminology, the separate components of cyber-physical systems.
- Understand basic principles, capabilities and limits of common components of cyber-physical systems, as well as some of the the social, regulatory, and environmental factors that may shape the capabilities and limits of both the components and the systems they come together to create.
- Synthesize technical judgment with principles from concurrent School of Cybernetics masters level courses to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts through a holistic and accurate analysis of new and emerging technological constellations.
- Plan and execute a substantial research-based project to collectively design, build, manage, assess a cyber-physical system, and develop a standard approach that disciplinary experts can follow to document this process.
- Fluently apply teamwork and project management skills to enable a collaborative project leading to the creation of a prototype cyber-physical system.
- Critically assess information, including data sources, for accuracy, authenticity, and in consideration of principles of ethical use when creating a new cyber-physical system.
- Generate and communicate complex outcomes of cyber-physical research in relevant formats for diverse audiences.
- Work effectively with peers from a variety of backgrounds to share prior practical skills, learn from others, and deliver and take on critical and constructive feedback.
Work Integrated Learning
This project course enables students to develop competencies expected of professionals working in business, government academia or the broader community.
- Skills Work (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
- Learning Portfolio (Build Journey) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
- Maker project (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
- CPS project (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
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The quantum of work through the semester will be approximately 260 hours per 12 units of course. This will predominantly include a laboratory-based project work, as well as group and independent work.
The assumed knowledge and requirements to take this course were documented in the application pack available at https://cybernetics.anu.edu.au/education/masters/
All students enrolled in this course must have been selected and admitted into the Master of Applied Cybernetics program.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Cybernetics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Resource lists for this course range from technical reference manuals to podcasts or media stories of relevance to the course content in a given week. Participants will also be encouraged to continue to draw on materials and tools from CECS6001 and CECS6002.
The assumed knowledge and requirements to take this course will be documented in the application pack available at https://cybernetics.anu.edu.au/education/masters/
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 12 to 24 units
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