Course Title: System Engineering Principles

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: System Engineering Principles

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2172

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013

MANU2172

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2016,
Spring2016,
Summer2017

MANU2172

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

MANU2172

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

MANU2465

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Internet

JulDec2016

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2465

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP4)

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 Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email or by phone


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course, you will learn the concepts of systems, systems thinking and systems life cycle all of which are necessary in dealing with complex problems. You will learn several main systems approaches that deal with complex problems in the planning, developing and managing of engineering and technological systems. Particular attention will be given to developing your competency in applying Systems Engineering approach and your understanding of the fundamental systems concepts. These learning outcomes will allow you to participate effectively in large scale system design and support projects involving systems engineering activities that focus on the creation of engineering solutions

 


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. Apply principles of system engineering and system life cycle approaches to analyse and design complex engineering solutions to real life problems
2. Develop new operational capability using system engineering management approaches
3. Apply system engineering approach for development of new engineering products or improvements of in-service engineering assets
4. Analyse implications of legacy systems on technology insertion and upgrades in relation to the system as a whole
5. Manage complex engineering projects including operations, design, sustainment and decommissioning


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities throughout the course include: Lectures, tutorials, presentations, group discussions, project work, and computer-based analysis exercises.


Overview of Learning Resources

All lecture Powerpoint slides, model answers of exercises in the lectures and tests in previous semesters are available from the course Blackboard (accessed via myRMIT). Multimedia files related to the topics will also be uploaded to the respective weekly folders. Except for lectures from guest lecturers (due to copyright restrictions), all lectures in this course will be recorded on Blackboard Collaborate. 

There is a prescribed text for this course. A list of journal articles will be used as reading materials. Copies of these articles can be obtained from RMIT Library journal subscriptions.


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:  Assignment 1 (group)
Weighting of final grade:  30%     
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 3
Description:  Functional and capability design of a complex engineering system

Assessment item:  Assignment 2 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  40%     
Related course learning outcomes:  2, 4
Description:  Fundamental inputs to specific capability

Assessment item:  Assignment 3 (group)
Weighting of final grade:  30%        
Related course learning outcomes:  5
Description:  Overall system integration