Key Postgraduate Courses
The Capability Systems Centre is able to assist individuals or organisations with understanding their postgraduate education need and determine the most appropriate courses and delivery method to meet that need.
The key postgraduate courses for the Centre are:
Systems Engineering Practice - ZEIT8226
This course provides students with an overview of Systems Engineering theory including process, management, related disciplines and tools. A simulated design exercise allows students to apply Knowledge of Systems Engineering processes and management to real-life system development. Throughout the exercise, design reviews are conducted to evaluate progress and introduce realistic development issues.
Requirements Practice - ZEIT8230
This course focuses on the good requirements practices that are essential if complex systems are to be developed to meet users' expectations without being delivered late and over-budget. The course provides a broad overview of all aspects of requirements practice, without focusing on any particular detailed technique or tool (although the requirements for those approaches and applications are clearly identified). The major content of the course includes requirements elicitation/generation, requirements analysis and negotiation, requirements allocation, requirements validation, and requirements maintenance/management. The course has a strong practical element, both in terms of the introduction to the topic as well as formal practice through a major exercise.
Systems Thinking and Modelling - ZEIT 8305
Future systems engineers and project managers have to deal with increasingly complex problems that extend beyond their specific field knowledge. Systems thinking/modelling is an interdisciplinary scientific field which encompasses a very rich body of knowledge (i.e. theories, methods, tools) that has many offering to the systems engineering community. Systems thinking/modelling approaches are used in to help structure complex issues and support collaborative decision making activities. Systems thinking/modelling is recognised as a critical and essential competency for systems engineers and project managers by many Australian and international professional bodies (e.g. INCOSE Systems Engineers Competency Framework). This course aims to build your fundamental understanding of the systems thinking/system dynamics approach, as well as your capacity to use this approach to critically analyse problematic issues. The course is relevant and critical to all areas and applications related to systems engineering and project management.
Advanced Test & Evaluation Techniques - ZEIT8034
Advanced Test & Evaluation Techniques provides an understanding of the processes and management of advanced T&E techniques with improved efficiency and/or scientific rigour over traditional experimental data collection methods. Also known as Design of Experiments (DOE) or Statistical Tools and Analysis Techniques (STAT), the skills introduced in this course provide practical methods to construct a test plan to evaluate the key factors in a system and optimise the required response outputs, using the most efficient test points. Standardised techniques and computing packages are introduced to make multi-factor statistical analysis useful for contemporary T&E practitioners.
This course provides ‘know-how’ knowledge and skills for developing and using systems thinking/system dynamics approach to deal with complexities arising from the interactions between human, technological, and decision making factors.
The next course for Advanced T&E Techniques (ZEIT 8034) is:
- 20-24 February 2017 at UNSW Canberra.
Test and Evaluation - ZEIT 8231
Test and Evaluation (T&E) focuses on the test and evaluation practices that are essential if complex systems are to be developed to meet users' expectations for functional and physical performance. The course provides a broad overview of all aspects of test and evaluation, its role as part of systems engineering, its relationship to verification and validation, major types of T&E (development T&E, acceptance T&E, and operational T&E), and major T&E plans and documentation. The course has a strong practical element, both in terms of the introduction to the topic as well as formal practice through exercises.