ENGG 5033


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

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Course aim

To develop a plan tailored to both the group project and attributes of a small team; teach a top-down approach that integrates the individual design and support activities early enough in the system design cycle of a complex engineering problem to initiate an appropriate level of planning and ensure that ideas generated through analysis are properly perfected and incorporated in final product configurations; generate and capture a description of the SOW, WBS, systems engineering tasks, risk mitigation strategies, schedules, cost projections, organisational structure, and other management functions required to successfully execute a complex engineering project; promote the necessary communication links between a PMP, SEMP and other related project management plans; and prepare the necessary requirements and planning documentation for a complex engineering project.

Course content

This course prepares students for Systems Integration Project Execution through the development of a plan for the Project. Students learn how to successfully apply the principles and concepts of systems engineering that they have gained in previous courses in order to plan, organise, staff, monitor and control the process of designing, developing, testing and producing a major new military/engineering capability. Students will work closely with their colleagues, using the functional and performance specifications, test concepts, and statement of work that they derived during this course to prepare a Project Management Plan (PMP) and a Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) for Systems Integration Project Execution. This requires them to develop structures, policies, procedures and artefacts that allow them to progress the various engineering-related activities needed for the design and development of a system that meets the needs of the customer. They achieve this through the realisation of an initial plan, the establishment of proper organisational environments that allow delivery of these plans and the implementation of the follow-on management and controls necessary to effectively and efficiently achieve them.


INCOSE 2015, INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities, 4, John Wiley & Sons, New York





Teaching method

Component Duration
Workshop (Weeks 1, 7 and 13) 8 hours per day x 2 days
Online (Weekly engagement via video-conference) N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Task Length Weighting Duration
Continuous assessment 2000 words 20% N/A
Report 3000 words 30% N/A
Presentation N/A 30% 1 hour plus questions
Reflective journal 2000 words 20% N/A


EFTSL*: 0.250
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