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Short Learning Programme
Systems Engineering
System Engineering is an important section in the Development and Management Engineering specialisation sector and the knowledge and skills acquired in this course is required and applied by various engineering companies. The course also forms part of the continuous professional development for Development and Management Engineering

Purpose of the course:

To enable the candidate to develop as a competent researcher in development and management engineering who understands system engineering and has the ability to apply the system engineering concepts such as requirement formulation and specification development, system engineering from concept phase to phase-out (de-commission) phase, software engineering and programme planning, life cycle logistic support programme development, acquisition management, system and technology management, documentation and data management including combination management and people and training programme development

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Professionals in the engineering industry.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Experience in the engineering industry.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completing this course, participants will be able to: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:

After successful completion of the module the student should have specialist knowledge and skills pertaining to the theory, concepts, processes tools and techniques of systems engineering.

  • The ability to develop a baseline, in conjunction with all stakeholders
  • The ability to formulate system requirements in an iterative manner, with an emphasis on traceability and consistency
  • A special awareness of interfaces between technologies and the ability to reconcile differences at these interfaces
  • The ability to choose the right tools for the job, depending on the technologies involved
  • The ability to both synthesise and analyse, as required, during the development of a system
  He/she will have applied it to a real life study project. The student should further have the capability and confidence to use the systems engineering approach to solve problems in the work environment and he/she should be proficient in the use of systems engineering tools and techniques

Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to design, select and apply the appropriate concepts of Requirement formulation, Systems engineering, Software engineering, Integrated logistic support, Acquisition management and System management.

Attendance at the lecture sessions is also required and will be included in the final evaluation. Pass with 50%.
Method of assessment: 
Satisfactory achievement of the outcomes will be assessed by means of class tests, practical assignments and a final exam.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Mining Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Maintenance Managers and Engineers, Safety Engineers, Engineering Designers, Condition Monitoring Personnel, Mine Managers, Engineering Managers, Logistics Managers
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