MSc(Systems and Project Management)


Course Synopsis

Core courses

M6910 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering 

Taught by Assoc Prof Lee Siang Guan, Stephen

This course will introduce the concepts of systems engineering for the design of systems with special focus to large-scale systems. Various models of both hard systems engineering and soft systems engineering will be discussed in class. The student will develop case studies by applying systems engineering method of their choice on complex systems and present it in class.


M6911 Systems Architecture and Design

Taught by Assoc Prof Moon Seung Ki and Dr. Zhang Xiaojin

This course focuses on the fundamentals of the system architecture in the engineering design of products and systems. It is an extension of M6910 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering. Course contents cover an overview of the systems engineering design process, functional architecture development, physical architecture development, allocated/operational architecture development, interface design and integration and qualification. Students will use the software tools: CORE and IDEF0 for modeling the engineering of a system.


M6913 Systems and Project Management

Taught by Ms. Felix Lena Stephanie

This course will introduce the project management body of knowledge and its relation to systems engineering and management. The course will focus on the systems approach to project organization, initiation, planning and control, life cycle costing, project budgeting, resource planning and scheduling, scope management, integration management, risk management and cost management. Case studies on the topic will be presented and discussed in class. Students will also develop case studies and present them in class.


M6929 Management of Complex Engineering Projects 

Taught by Ms. Felix Lena Stephanie

This course will introduce complex engineering projects and systems management that needs to be followed to a sustained management of such projects. In the course topics such as Complex project management, managing risk in complex projects, competency and leadership development will be discussed. Case studies in large-scale projects such as in energy, water resources, healthcare, defence, airports development, ports development, public transport systems, economic zone development will be presented and discussed. Students would have to develop their cases for presentation.

Elective courses

L6003 Corporate Resource Planning

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani and Mr. Sanjay Gandhi

The course covers the following sections:  Planning and investing corporate resources for innovation, growth and competitive advantage; Global manufacturing and the design of supply chain strategies; Technical and economic analysis of different approaches to corporate strategies; Impact of technological changes; International operations planning; Enterprise and integration; Enterprise resource planning; Organization and capacity planning; Performance evaluation. 


L6102 Procurement & Supplier Development 

Taught by Ms. Jeanette Ng Chia Hui 

The course will provide students the knowledge on Managing Procurement Management Process which includes to identify supplier contract milestones, to review supplier performance against contract, to identify and resolve supplier performance issues. The course also covers these sections: Systematic coordination of all aspects of the procurement process: bids, price negotiations, assuring proper quantities and specifications, shipping and delivery; Challenges in Public Procurement, Engineering economics, and analysis; Contracting-out and outsourcing decision. Students will also learn the following sections: Public and private project considerations; Present worth method and annual worth method, Benefit-cost ratio method for projects evaluation; Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management, Type of contract: Fixed-price, Cost-reimbursement, Incentive, Indefinite-delivery, Time-and-materials, etc., Selecting Suppliers for Development, Key Technical Purchasing Skills, ConL6103 Supply Chain Analysis & Designtract Management, Project Management Skills and Interpersonal Skills; Industry Trends, Decision Process, Specification Development, Bid Process: Soliciting Bids and Selecting a Supplier, Receiving Process, Alternate Purchasing Strategies, Supplier Performance Measurement and Evaluation.


L6103 Supply Chain Analysis & Design

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani 

The course covers the following topics: Supply chain management: issues and challenges, risk pooling; Value of information; Multi-echelon inventory management; Supply chain integration: push-pull supply chain; Supply chain drivers and metrics; SC performance measurement; Supply network design: pipeline inventory consideration in supply chains; Inventory-transportation trade-off; Supply contracts; Risks in global supply chains and supply chain strategies.

L6115 Management of Logistics Functions

Taught by Mr. Kenneth Tan Siah Ann and Dr. Lum Kit Meng

This course will provide the students with knowledge on the management of three main logistics functions: freight management, warehousing management, and distribution management. Topics covered include Introduction to Logistics Function and their Management, Distribution Management, Warehousing Management, Transportation Management, Freight Resource Planning, and Case Study in Management of Logistics Functions.


M6141 Quality Engineering

Taught by Adjunct Professor Goh Thong Ngee

The course covers the following sections: Quality concepts, statistical process control, process improvement, design of experiments, reliability, quality management systems and design, product liability; Case studies and examples of industrial applications will be used throughout the course; The course develops an appreciation of advanced quality engineering techniques and a perception of how quality can be built into all stages of a product lifecycle. 


M6205 Systems Simulation & Modelling 

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani 

The course covers the following sections: Discrete-event simulation; Basic model-building blocks; Simulation of global manufacturing facilities; System life cycle analysis; Simulation validation and verification; Continuous Simulation; Supply Chain Modelling; Simulation Case Study.


M6401 Product Design and Development

Taught by Assoc Prof Chen Chun-Hsien and Assoc Prof Moon Seung Ki

The course covers the following sections: A multi-disciplinary approach to product design and development; Product development process and strategies; Need identification and product specifications; Generation and evaluation of ideas and concepts; Product architecture; Product aesthetics and form creation; Product semantics and identity.


M6421 Advanced Design for Manufacturing

Taught by Professor Lye Sun WohAssoc Prof Lee Siang Guan, Stephen and Prof Lam Yee Cheong

The course covers the following sections:  DFM principles and strategies; Classification system for manual, automatic and robotic assemblies; Evaluation of assembled parts; Analysing products for high-speed automatic assembly; Procedure for redesign; Design of parts for feeding and orienting; Vibratory and non-vibratory feeders; QFD process; Reliability analysis for product design; Selection of materials and processes; Design for repair and recycling.



M6931 System Reliability and Risk Analysis

Taught by Dr. Chen Songlin

The course covers the following sections: Introduction of system reliability and risk; Statistical methods in system reliability modelling; System failure rate distribution and estimation; System configuration and reliability; Failure mode and effects analysis; Stochastic risk models for complex systems; Optimal policies for system maintenance.


M6932 The Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control 

Taught by Assoc Prof Sameer Alam

The course focuses on the following four sections: 

  • Organization: Hierarchical organization of the air transport systems and interaction principles of its major stakeholders like air traffic control, airports and airspace users (“system of systems”). 
  • Legislation: Focus on international legislative provisions, ICAO, US NextGen, European SES and SESAR. Understanding and transferring such rules to regional demand. 
  • Technology: Introduction to CNS technologies like communication (voice VHF, L-DACS, datacom VDL-2/4, telecom), ground- and space-based navigation (NDB, VOR, DME, VORTAC, ILS, MLR, GBAS, GNSS, etc.) and surveillance technologies (primary and secondary radar Mode A/C and Mode-S, ADS-B/C/S, MLAT/WAM, A-SMGCS, etc.) in use (or planned to be used) within ATC (tower, en-route, approach phase).
  • Operations: Introduction to operational rules for air traffic operations for en-route traffic (airspace principles, airspace classes, separation rules, etc.), arrivals to airports (STAR, CDA, CDO) and departures from airports (SID, CCD), landing procedures and airport operations (airside and landside).