Introduction to Systems Engineering
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the processes and management practices associated with the systems engineering discipline. The course is ideally suited to engineers who are new to the discipline, as well as to project managers and project staff who work with systems engineers. The course highlights how systems engineering principles can be applied to technical projects, and what products to expect from the systems engineering effort. The course also provides the first three days of the five-day course: Systems Engineering Practice.
Duration: 3 days
Delivery mode: Classroom
Locations: Canberra, Melbourne & Adelaide
In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the Professional Education Course Unit for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.
What you will receive:
- A copy of the book Systems Engineering Practice, Faulconbridge, R.I., and Ryan M.J., Argos Press, 2018
- Comprehensive electronic course notes
- UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance*
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Micro-credentials: Successful completion of the full five days of Systems Engineering Practice (of which this course is the first three days) will provide students with advanced standing in the postgraduate micro-credential 3UoC course ZEIT8238 Systems Engineering Knowledge. For more information on postgraduate credit please visit our postgraduate credit and micro-credential page page.
- Masters credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs. For more information on postgraduate credit please visit our postgraduate credit and micro-credential page.
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*pending final results
Anyone requiring an understanding of systems engineering, including, but not limited to;
|Business managers||Project technical staff|
|Project managers||Systems engineers|
|Capability development staff||Hardware and software engineers|
Systems Engineering Processes Introduction
History and definitions | Systems life cycle | Benefits and relevance of systems engineering | Systems engineering context | Systems engineering process | Analysis - synthesis - evaluation | Systems engineering framework
Business Needs and Requirements | Stakeholder Needs and Requirements | Feasibility analysis | Requirements analysis | Synthesis and evaluation | Systems Specification | Conceptual Design Review | Technical performance measures
Subsystem requirements analysis | Requirements allocation | Interface identification and design | Synthesis and evaluation | Specifications and baselines | Systems design reviews
Detailed Design and Development
Designing & integrating elements | Prototype development | Design reviews | Documentation
Construction and/or Production
Operational Use and Systems Support
Systems Engineering Management
Technical reviews and audits | Systems test and evaluation | Specifications and standards | Technical risk management | Configuration management | Integration management | Engineering management plan
Project management | Quality assurance | Integrated logistic support (ILS) | Operators | Other engineering disciplines including software engineering.
Notes for Introduction to Systems Engineering course: 16-18 March 2020
Introduction to Systems Engineering Notes (link available 6 March)
Professor Mike Ryan holds BE, MEngSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in systems engineering, electrical and ITEE colleges, a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (FINCOSE), and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (FIML). Since 1981, he has held a number of positions in communications and systems engineering and in management and project management. Since 1998, he has been with the School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, at the Australian Defence Force Academy where he is currently the Director of the Capability Systems Centre. His research and teaching interests are in communications and information systems, requirements engineering, systems engineering, project management, and technology management. He is the Editor-in-Chief of an international journal, and is Co-Chair of the Requirements Working Group INCOSE. He is the author or co-author of twelve books, three book chapters, and over 250 technical papers and reports.
Dr Ian Faulconbridge has a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors degree in engineering and an MBA in project management. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in the electrical and aerospace colleges, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE). Since 1990, he has held a number of engineering, project management and academic positions in the fields of avionics, simulation, radar, communications and information systems. He is the director of a Canberra-based engineering consultancy (magpietech.com) where he is an active industry consultant in both Government and private sectors. He is an Industry Fellow at UNSW, Canberra where he supports a number of programs within the School of Engineering and Information Technology. He is the author or co-author of a number of books covering radar, radar electronic warfare, avionics systems and systems engineering.