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EG3000 - Introduction to Systems Engineering and Project Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject introduces Systems Engineering and Project Management as applicable to contemporary engineering projects. Systems Engineering is a rigorous, repeatable and methodical approach to solving the complex technical problems often encountered in industry and beyond. The approach starts with an identification of a problem and the need for a new or improved system to be developed. This problem is explored and understood before the requirements for the new or improved system are to be developed and then analysed and articulated clearly. Potential solutions to the problem are then identified and evaluated against the requirements before a preferred solution is selected for subsequent design and development. Systems Engineering is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to engineering and aims to develop solutions that not only meet requirements but are also balanced across the entire system lifecycle (including production, utilisation, support and disposal phases). Systems Engineering also closely links and integrates with non-technical disciplines and in particular Project Management. Project Management methodology and tools and techniques are explored through project life cycle and phases; activity networks; time management; cost management; physical resource management; quality management; contract management; project monitoring, information and control systems and sustainable practices

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate effectively, including written and oral and other forms, in a professional environment;
  • compare approaches and concepts in a range of engineering management problems including dealing with complexity and uncertainty;
  • combine sustainable practices while planning, designing and managing projects;
  • manage professional and ethical responsibilities and abide by them while delivering projects;
  • examine various systems engineering and project management tools and concepts for performance evaluation, auditing and successful delivery of projects;
  • define a scope, develop a Work Breakdown Structure, identify resources, produce cost estimate and budgeting for a project;
  • identify risks by using risk analysis techniques, assess their effects on a project scope and timeline and implement appropriate intervention plans.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) -
Prerequisites: EG1000 AND EG1002 AND EG1010 AND EG1011 AND EG1012 AND MA1000 AND MA1003 AND (PH1005 OR EG1001) OR 36 CREDIT POINTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EG5308

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • 26 hours online interactive lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • 26 hours online interactive lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.