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PROJMGNT 7013 - Systems Engineering

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 3939
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: PROJMGNT 5021
Assessment: Individual assignments

This course is an introductory postgraduate course suitable for graduates from a wide range of disciplines, for example, engineering, science, business, and management that introduces students to the practise of system engineering. Systems Engineering (SE) draws its theoretical basis from the fundamentals, principles, and models of foundational systems sciences and so we start the course with an introduction on the systems theory that informs the discipline. Attention then turns to describing what systems engineering is: the art and science of creating systems. While SE had its genesis in product development, the course will show how SE can equally well be used for service and enterprise systems. Following the introductory material, the course steps through the core activity areas in SE: system needs analysis, requirements writing, functional design and analysis, synthesis, verification and validation, SE analysis, and SE management. The course will inculcate the concept that when tackling real-world problems, it is important to view the larger context in which one finds the problem and to endeavour to find a solution that works within this wider context. The course material will be supported by numerous examples of SE practice and contemporary international research. This course aims to provide more than just a theoretical background, it seeks to instil functional knowledge on how to choose systems approaches from the broad canvas of SE methods, tools, and processes and apply them to complex socio-technical problems spanning from designing a spacecraft to tackling environmental sustainability. The course assessment has been designed to develop and exercise the practices taught and provide students with a valuable toolbox to take to the workplace.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3939 Mon 23/09/2019 Fri 27/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019 Fri 29/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
36033 SE01 40 25 23 Sep - 24 Sep Monday, Tuesday 9am - 6pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
4 Nov - 5 Nov Monday, Tuesday 9am - 6pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room