Engineering Systems Design 2

Subject 800-002 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lecturesand 36 hours of workshops.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time of commitment of 120 hours.
Prerequisites: 800-001 Engineering Design Systems 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

Engineering Systems Design 2 builds directly on Engineering Design Systems Design 1 by further developing the students' understanding of the engineering method and the importance of engineering in society. Engineering Systems Design 2 focuses on inter-relationships in engineering systems drawing on important examples from lightweight structures and digital electronic circuits. The importance of modelling change through dynamic models is also emphasized. Together with Engineering Systems Design 1, this subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve the needs of an increasingly complex society.

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Explain and give examples of the nature of inter-relationships in systems;
  • Describe the inter-relationships in modelling a truss from the statics, materials and geometric perspectives;
  • Describe the inter-relationships in modelling digital electronic circuits from the logical and electronic perspectives;
  • Explain what engineers mean by the state of a system, to recognize that the state of many important physical systems changes with time, and to give examples of why engineers need to model such dynamic systems; and
  • Write MATLAB programs of moderate complexity to assist in the design and analysis of engineering systems.
Assessment: Subject journal (10%), 3 team-based projects due in weeks 4,8 and 12 of the semester (30% in total), and 1 written 3-hour end of semester examination (60%).
Prescribed Texts: Enginering Systems: An Introduction, Jay Brockman, Thomas Fuja, and Stephen Batill, Wiley, August 2007.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Music

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

At the completion of this subject students should have developed their;

  • Problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Capacity to tackle unfamiliar problems;
  • Communication skills through written and oral presentations;
  • Ability to plan work and be efficient in time management;
  • Hands-on skills through practical projects;
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity;
  • Appreciation of different learning styles; and
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Notes: Students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only) will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)

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