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MSc(Systems and Project Management)


Course Synopsis


M6910 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
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
This course focuses on the fundamentals of 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
This course will introduce the project management body of knowledge and its relation to systems engineering and management. The course will focus on 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
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.


L6003 Corporate Resource Planning
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. Organisation and capacity planning. Performance evaluation.

L6103 Supply Chain : Strategy and Design
Customer Service Dimension. Measuring Logistics Costs and Performance. Benchmarking the Supply Chain. Managing the Global Pipeline. Strategic Lead-Time Management. Strategic Alliances and Supplier Partnership Programme. Managing the Supply Chain. Supply Chain Integration and Optimisation. Actual vs the Virtual / Extended Enterprise Concept. Strategic Application of IT in Supply Chain Management. Supplier Selection Strategies and Criteria. 

L6115 Management of Logistics Functions
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
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 life cycle. 

M6401 Product Design and Development
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
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.

M6601 Physical Erogomics in Design
This course focuses on the physical ergonomic aspect of human factors engineering. It covers user-centred design, occupational biomechanics, design of controls, anthropometry in design, and the influence of physical environment on human performance.

M6931 System Reliability and Risk Analysis
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
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).