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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 30083
Module Lead Dr A M Tobias
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description Introduction to Systems; Problem Structuring Methods; Modelling Paradigms and use of spreadsheets; Soft Systems Methodology; System Dynamics; Case Study.

Systems Failure; Systems Engineering; Supplier Development Strategies; Management of Change; Need for change, project team approach, operations strategy, choice of control system including Just-in-Time and Kanban; Implementation etc.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Apply systems concepts and modelling tools to analyse and evaluate complex situations in industry and commerce.
  • Develop novel solutions to messy/business problems including the implementation of change by designing and synthesizing appropriate combinations of systems engineering approaches.
Assessment 30083-12 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 100% group coursework assignments
Reassessment: 100% individual coursework assignment
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