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 ED4B Systems Approaches for Operations. The project is common between the two courses, allowing you to design the management and operation processes for a significant project over two semester.
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 independent study modules in a range of topics, including organisational structures, quality management, business and start-up planning, tenders and human resourcing.
The major project in this course will be around a real-world engineering problem. You will take a leadership role in a small team over two semesters. You will be responsible for applying formal management techniques to improve the outcomes in an engineering design project. The project will deliver a design outcome, and you will justify this outcome through appropriate project documentation. Finally, you will further 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 ED4A, you will connect with your learning in your major, and develop skills essential to managing outcomes in a complex engineering project.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Design and implement a program of work in an open-ended engineering project
- Select and apply appropriate management techniques to the running of an engineering project
- Research and manage a design project within given constraints
- Construct clear business, social and environmental arguments for an engineering design
- Draw on the strengths of a diverse and interdisciplinary team for an external stakeholder
- Uphold professional integrity and ethical behaviour in a management context
- Enhance and reflect on complex engineering projects through professional engineering review cycles
- Learning Modules (15) [LO null]
- Design Project (50) [LO null]
- Reflections (15) [LO null]
- Exams (20) [LO null]
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|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|