Course Title: Engineering System Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering System Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Prof. Javaan Chahl

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257007

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email Prof. Chahl to make an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

  • This course is aimed at developing an understanding of the applications of professional development principles with particular reference to Engineering System Engineering and the Project Management discipline in an Aerospace Engineering Environment.
  • Short case studies and practical exercises oriented to the aerospace industry will be used to demonstrate particular features of the subject. And assignments will also serve to enhance and test the depth of understanding and skills achieved.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The objectives of this course are: 

  • to expose students to the practices and skills required of Aerospace Engineers, or other professionals in the Aviation industry, in their professional careers as appropriate to the educational level. 
  • to enable students understand the concepts and principles of engineering system engineering, concurrent engineering, industrial design, and product lifecycle management in aerosapce industrial evironment.
  • to lead students to an understanding of the applications of concepts and skills to particular tasks and the management of projects in engineering and aviation industry practice.

In terms of graduate capabilities, students will develop in the areas of: Technical competence - ability to demonstrate technical skills, and
Integrative perspective - ability to appreciate broader perspectives.

On completion of this course students of pass grade or higher will be able to:

  • Describe the structure and operation of a typical project within an organisation.
  • Understand the effect of the broader environment on aerospace project execution.
  • Apply best practice project management methodology to aerospace projects.
  • Apply system engineering principles to aerospace project management practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course will occur through lectures, in-class discussion and assessments tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources can be accessed through the RMITweb site myRMIT.These will include learning guides, assignments, auxiliary information generated by the course lecturer(s), reference texts, video recordings, and approved links to useful material on external web-sites.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will include assignments and in-class assessment.