Design and Development Project 1
Unit code: HET551
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||48 hours|
Completion of 287.5 credit points (excluding IBL)
Aims and objectives
1. Describe system engineering concepts in product design. (K1, K2, K3, K4, S1, A1, A3, A4)
2. Determine system operational requirements, technical performance measures and functional analysis in conceptual design. (K1, K2, K3, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A1, A4, A6)
3. Identify preliminary system design requirements, specifications and functional analysis. (K4, K5, S1, S2, S3, S4, A4)
4. Identify and utilise engineering tools, methods and technology. (K5, K6, S3, S4, A2, A4, A5)
5. Determine requirements for detailed design and development. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, S4, A4)
6. Apply skills to successfully conceptualise and plan an engineering project. (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, S1, S2, S4, A1, A4)
7. Determine human factors in system life cycle and safety and hazard analysis. (S1, S3, K5, K6, A1).
8. Appreciate sustainable development practices. (K4, K5, K6, S1, S4, A6).
9. Demonstrate entrepreneurial, teamwork and leadership qualities and the use of professional codes and ethics. (A1, A3, A5, A6, A7)
10. Conduct an effective literature search including identifying current developments. (K4, S2, A2, A4).
11. Demonstrate effective technical communication skills (oral and written). (A2)
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.
Teaching methodsLecture/Tutorial/Seminar (36 hours), Face-to-face discussion with supervisor (12 hours)
Individual or Group Assessment
Preliminary Design and Project
Oral and Poster presentation
Professionalism and Peer Evaluation
- Concepts of system engineering
- System life-cycle engineering, system engineering process and design considerations
- Conceptual system design
- Component selection
- Technical performance measures
- Functional analysis and allocation
- Evolution of detailed design
- Design tools, methods and aids
- System test, evaluation and validation
- Program evaluation and review techniques
- Human factors in system life cycle
- Concept of sustainable development and its practical implications
- Entrepreneurial, teamwork and leadership qualities
- Code of ethics of Engineers Australia
- Effective communication skills (oral and written)
- Literature search using Science Direct, IEEE Xplore and Journal maintenance
Reading materialsAs recommended by the supervisor to support the student's project.
Blanchard, B.J. & W.J. Fabrycky, (2011). System Engineering and Analysis (5 ed.). Prentice Hall.
Azapagic, A. & S. Perdan (2011). Sustainable Development in Practice (2 ed.). Wiley Blackwell.