Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Target Students: MEng students from across Engineering Faculty, MSc students from Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, Environmental Engineering, other Engineering MSc programmes, students on Manufacturing Engineering EngD and HORIZON DTC. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Summary of Content: The module fills a current gap in Engineering teaching by addressing systems analysis and development across a range of applications. It is vital that students learn that technical, human, organizational and economic factors must be addressed when understanding the operation and potential failure in existing systems, and in developing requirements, implementation and evaluation approaches for social and socio-technical systems, and for systems of systems. Particular attention will be paid to distributed (in time and space) systems and ones with elements of automated processes (all of which will have to interact with human and organizational elements at some point and time). Examples will be drawn from the practical applied work in a range of sectors of the module conveners and their colleagues.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||80||2 hour examination (3 out of 5 questions)|
|Assignment||20||Individual systems analysis|
Dr R Houghton
Education Aims: The aims of the module are to enable students to understand the nature of systems, to be introduced to systems engineering, to learn methods of establishing and representing systems requirements to feed into the design process, and to emphasise the vital importance of integrating human factors into systems development for technical and social systems.
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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