Course Title: System Support Project 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: System Support Project 2

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2180

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

MANU2180

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Spring2016,
Summer2017

MANU2180

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Prof. John Mo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6279

Course Coordinator Email: john.mo@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Bundoora East campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MANU2179 System Support Project 1


Course Description

 

The course is designed to assist students to develop their professional skills, broaden their technical outlook and apply integrated logistics concepts to real work situations. The System Support Project will be completed in two consecutive courses: System Support Project 1 and System Support Project 2, each with 24 credit points. Each course has to be completed in one semester. This course, System Support Project 2 is the final stage of project design, development/investigation, implementation, measurement of outcomes. A MEng dissertation is required.

You will continue to be supervised by the academic and industry supervisors identified in System Support Project 1 course. Areas of investigation may include: design, construction, production, implementation, commissioning, support and control of support systems. The system support project should be supported by your company and the scope was agreed and defined in the progress report of System Support Project 1 course.

This course focuses practical application of the theory and practices studied in the eight previous courses. You will assume the role of a system support architect and solution manager having overall responsibility to design, develop and implement system support solutions for the customer. You also have the authority to decide the solution architecture that you and your team will be managing. 

Areas of investigation may include business thinking, creative within system constraints, all aspects of system support engineering. This course will make reference to all the knowledge threads above. Specific project may connect to the design, construction, production, implementation, commissioning, support and control of support systems. Projects should be closely related to the work requirements. Internal supervision from any sponsoring company will be arranged in addition to the thesis supervision by the university. In some cases, where the industry project is too big to be handled by one person, multiple students can be assigned to the project with clear indication of individual responsibilities. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes: 

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)

2. Problem Solving and Design

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems
  • Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team

4. Professional Practice

  • Initiate, plan, lead or manage engineering activities
  • Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline


 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Effectively manage an independent research project at a professional engineering level.
  2. Use scientific literature to inform the conduct and findings of a research project
  3. Apply sound engineering practices and research methods to undertake project work and evaluate project results
  4. Communicate the findings of a research project to a professional audience


Overview of Learning Activities

 

The course will have individual project supervisor assigned to each project.  You will communicate with your supervisor consistently reporting investigative outcomes and seeking advice.  During the semester, discussion sessions will be arranged on RMIT’s Blackboard learning system so that you will have the opportunity to discuss your ideas with academic and industry supervisors and your fellow classmates. At the end of the semester, a project presentation session will be organised and you will have the chance to present your findings to other students, your company’s representative and staff.  The final presentation will be assessed by a team of academic and industry assessors.


Overview of Learning Resources

All learning resources including reading materials, literature and case studies are available on the course Blackboard (accessed via myRMIT).


Overview of Assessment

 

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 

Assessment item:  Project presentation
Weighting of final grade:  20%     
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 4

Assessment item:  Final thesis
Weighting of final grade:  80%        
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4