This topic applies the systems engineering approach to engineering products and programs to students’ previous knowledge. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of emerging technologies and new products. Systems engineering is described in the context of the modern product life cycle, and concepts are introduced through the lens of ethical engineering practice. The topic also introduces the integration of innovation management into the systems engineering framework, including the tools, techniques, and strategies to manage innovation on the individual, team, and organisational levels.
This topic will require students to apply the systems engineering framework for product and technology development through project-based learning. Systems engineering further challenges students to integrate systems engineering with modern engineering practice and professional ethics, along with innovation management in the systems engineering process.