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  CORE MODULES  
     
  SyE5001 Systems Engineering and Architecture  
 
Customer requirements modeling and subsequent system functional and architecture modeling form the basis for engineering and integrating complex systems and processes.  This module provides the students with the language, knowledge, and concepts of systems and systems engineering and an introduction to various types of architecture and their interrelationships. It will also provide the student with an understanding of the context and framework for carrying out a system engineering project and system-level responsibility of a system engineer through a project.
 
     
  SyE5002 Large Scale Systems Project Management  
 
This modules present ideas of systems analysis and project management in a manner which demonstrates their essential unity. It uses the systems development cycle as framework to discuss management of engineering and business projects from conception to termination. The module is divided into three interrelated parts: systems analysis and project management, project selection and organization behaviour, and systems and procedures in project planning and control such as methods related to forecasting and managing uncertainty.  Management of infocomm systems projects will also be covered.
 
     
  SyE5003 Engineering Finance  
 
Cost and engineering economic analysis with special emphasis on a unified approach based upon cost accounting, operations research, economics and other quantitative methods. Topics include cost accounting and cost analysis, cost estimation, methods of engineering economic analysis, analyses for government projects and public utilities, effects of income taxes in economy studies, depreciation methods, risk and uncertainty in engineering economy studies, replacement studies and models, capital budgeting and computing applications.
 
     
  SyE5004 Large Scale Systems Engineering  
 
This module deals mainly with the complex decision-making process in the planning, design, operation and maintenance of large scale systems. It examines the goals of a system, its stakeholders, and its boundaries (political, social, environmental etc) and limitations including the complexities involved to understand the issues in planning, design and management of such large scale systems. In addition, the possible effects and unintended consequences are also considered. To do this, it draws upon some of the best practices from engineering, businesses management and political and social sciences. Case studies of systems that have been implemented in Singapore or being planned are used to illustrate the practical aspects of systems engineering.
 
     
  SyE5005 Management Science in Systems Engineering  
 
Model-based analytical techniques have been used effectively to understand processes, constraints, relationships and issues in complex management and system engineering problems. An organization can exploit these techniques to make better decisions under uncertainties, derive cost-savings in operations, design better products and create new services. Participants in the course will learn to identify opportunities for improvement within their organizations, develop skills in using and managing model-based analysis effectively, and become more disciplined thinkers in systems engineering and management issues. Examples and case studies will be drawn from a variety of practical scenarios such as network design, engineering design optimization, logistics and supply chains, and operations management.
 
     
  ELECTIVE MODULES  
     
  SyE5201 Integrated Logistics Support  
 
Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) is essential to the design and life cycle support of systems.  It includes influencing the design to improve supportability, maintenance planning, provisioning, development of manuals and training, and logistic support over the system full life cycle.  Topics covered include the concept of ILS in the design and maintenance of systems, operational requirements, system maintenance concept, functional analysis, life-cycle costs, logistics support analysis, systems design, test and evaluation, production, spare/repair parts management are discussed.   Case studies will be used.
 
     
  SyE5202 Lean Six Sigma  
 
This module covers the basic principles of the subjects Six Sigma and Lean as well as associated tools such as 5S and value stream analysis.  Essential techniques related to setting up project charter, management and execution of Six Sigma projects are covered. Case studies will be used.
 
     
  SyE5203 Decision Analysis and Risk Management  
 
This module teaches the necessary practical skills and analytical knowledge for complex decision making and risk management in engineering and business environments. This is achieved by providing a paradigm based on normative decision theory and a set of prescriptive tools and computational techniques using state-of-the art software with which a stake holder can systematically analyze a complex and uncertain decision situation leading to clarity of action. Students will be better positioned to carry out and communicate decision and risk analyses on their own as well as evaluate work undertaken by specialists, analysts and consultants. Case studies and real-life examples will be used to illustrate the various techniques.
 
     
  SyE5301 Humans and Systems Engineering  
 
This module will focus on the interaction dynamics between the human operator and the machine/system in a human-machine system. We shall begin by defining the areas of concern in human factors engineering (e.g. the human-machine interface, the displays to be perceived, and the controls to be actuated). We shall discuss also the tools and methodologies used by a human factors engineer. The latter portion of the subject will discuss issues of capabilities and limitations of the human operator.
 
     
  SyE5302 Leadership in Engineering  
 
This module will examine leadership in relation to technology and the engineering profession. Topics will include: leadership theories, historic and current leaders, ethical leadership, teaming and networking, thinking frameworks, business and engineering leadership, and communicating and influencing people. Through this course students will explore their own leadership abilities and develop or strengthen their competencies in areas such as personal mastery, team dynamics, running effective meetings, developing and coaching others, and creation of vision and mission statements.
 
     
  SyE5403 Systems Engineering Project and Case Studies  
 
This module provides an opportunity for students to do an independent study of how a complex system is designed, commissioned and managed. The module will provide the students with both practical and practical experience working with senior systems engineering manager on a real-world project, and to provide opportunity for the student to reflect on the process they followed, the nature of the problem solved.  Projects will be chosen from various domains such as health care, logistics, energy & environment, socio-technological systems, etc.  Students will present their findings in a seminar and submit a written report.