COIT20275 - Systems Science and Engineering
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Systems engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers, with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user requirements. In this unit you will focus on the realisation and deployment of successful systems through the structured development process that proceeds through the entire systems life-cycle.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite or Corequisite BUSN20016 Research in Business

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Project management Personal reflection Replace the content on project magement, as this is covered in more detail in PPMP20007, which all students in CC74 must take.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the processes of development and management of systems over the systems life cycle
  2. Critically evaluate the importance of feedback control loop and human factors in the preliminary and detailed system design
  3. Critically evaluate and report the common management processes used in the development, implementation and disposal of real or simulated systems
  4. Apply appropriate processes in the optimisation of systems using reliability testing, sustainability and evaluation

N/A

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Examination    

Prescribed Textbooks

Systems Engineering and Analysis
Author/s: Benjamin S. Blanchard, Wolter J. Fabrycky Year: 2011
Edition: 2011 Fifth Edition Publisher: Pearson
City: Upper Saddle River State: New Jersey
Country: United States
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • MS Office
  • MS Visio
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDennis Jarvis (d.jarvis@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Systems and engineering

Chapter 1

Week 2 17-07-2017

Overview of the engineering systems development process

Chapter 2

Week 3 24-07-2017

Conceptual system design

Chapter 3

Week 4 31-07-2017

Preliminary system design

Chapter 4

Week 5 07-08-2017

Detailed design and development

Chapter 5

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

System test, evaluation and validation

Chapter 6

Written Assessment Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Optimisation in design and operations

Chapter 9

Week 8 04-09-2017

Control concepts

Chapter 11

Week 9 11-09-2017

Design for reliability and maintainability

Chapters 12, 13

Week 10 18-09-2017

Human factors

Chapter 14

Week 11 25-09-2017

Producibility, disposability and sustainability

Chapter 16

Written Assessment Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Systems engineering management

Chapters 18, 19

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

In this assessment, you are required to write a report which critically analyses the conceptual design phase of a systems engineering project. Projects might include designing a light rail network for a city, more environmentally-conscious buildings or a mine facility. You may not have been involved in the project personally, but some connection with the project would make the analysis more meaningful. The report should analyse the following:

  • Needs definition
  • Conceptual system design

The details of this assessment will be available on the unit website in Week 1.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Marking Assessment Criteria: Weighted 20%

1. Introduction (5 Marks)

2. Needs definition (10 Marks)

3. Conceptual design (10 Marks)

4. Conclusion (5 marks)

5. Research skills (5 marks)

6. Grammar and spelling (5 Marks)

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the processes of development and management of systems over the systems life cycle

2. Critically evaluate the importance of feedback control loop and human factors in the preliminary and detailed system design

3. Critically evaluate and report the common management processes used in the development, implementation and disposal of real or simulated systems

4. Apply appropriate processes in the optimisation of systems using reliability testing, sustainability and evaluation

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

You have already analysed the conceptual design of a project in assignment 1. In this assessment, you are required to write a report which critically analyses the preliminary design and detailed design and production phases of the project discussed in assignment 1. Particular attention is to be paid to the system test, evaluation and validation processes employed and any optimisation that was required.

The details of this assessment will be available on the unit website in Week 1.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Review/Exam Week Friday (13-Oct-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Marking Assessment Criteria: Weighted 30%

1. Introduction (10 Marks)

2. Preliminary design (10 Marks)

3. Detailed design and development (10 Marks)

4. System test, evaluation & validation and optimisation (10 Marks)

5. Conclusion (5 marks)

6. Research skills (10 marks)

7. Grammar and spelling (5 Marks)

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the processes of development and management of systems over the systems life cycle

2. Critically evaluate the importance of feedback control loop and human factors in the preliminary and detailed system design

3. Critically evaluate and report the common management processes used in the development, implementation and disposal of real or simulated systems

4. Apply appropriate processes in the optimisation of systems using reliability testing, sustainability and evaluation

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only.
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the processes of development and management of systems over the systems life cycle

2. Critically evaluate the importance of feedback control loop and human factors in the preliminary and detailed system design

3. Critically evaluate and report the common management processes used in the development, implementation and disposal of real or simulated systems

4. Apply appropriate processes in the optimisation of systems using reliability testing, sustainability and evaluation

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility


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