System Design consists of an advanced practical project which runs over two units, PRT507 and PRT508. PRT507 runs in the first semester only and must be successfully completed before PRT508 (which runs in the second semester only) can be commenced.
Together, the units comprise a capstone project which brings together much of the previous learning in the engineering course. The main features of System Design are:
An advanced integrated group design project, covering several aspects of engineering
Development of a detailed business plan for the engineering project
Detailed application of knowledge from previous units in the engineering course - the project ensures parts of as many previous units as possible are incorporated
Full application of life cycle analysis and the principle of CDIO
Taking a design brief to a functional (to client's expectations) outcome