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Systems Engineering Management

Introduction

This module is designed as a blended learning experience using a combination of taught sessions, both academic and industry-based, and will involve exercise, case-studies, and multi-media presentations, including film-clips. Tutors will be both academics and industry subject matter experts

Objectives

Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

  • Lead complex systems engineering teams in the application of key principles and approaches for systems thinking in conjunction with systems engineering management processes.
  • Critically discuss the linkage of Systems Engineering Management, Programme, Project and Technical Management processes and their application in system development lifecycles
  • Apply risk management techniques and systems engineering management planning approaches to improve technical and fiscal outcomes
  • Implement the processes supporting development of the Systems Engineering Management Plan, to support achievement of business and programme goals and outcomes for the organisation and its customers.
  • Evaluate system engineering competencies and soft skills necessary for successful systems-teams

Syllabus

  • Organisation context for systems engineering
  • Overview of systems engineering as a process:
    Requirements Managements
    Architecture
    Supplier/Sub system management
    Verification
    Integration
    Validation
    Deployment
    In-life management
  • Systems development lifecycle models e.g. the V model, and differences from project lifecycles

    Introduction to programme and project management

  • Governance: business, legal, regulatory, technical, commercial, risk management

  • Introduction to measuring system team performance.

  • SE definition and role development

  • Tailoring to manage complex situations

  • Configuration and information management

  • Supply chain management

  • SE management planning, reporting, measurement and performance

  • Risk Management – theory and practice

Assessment

Post-module Assignment (80%) and In-module group assessment (20%(

Duration

total contact hours ~40.5 hours (33 hours of lectures, 7.5 hours of practical classess