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Engineering Systems Design 2 (ENGR10003)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeENGR10003
Summer Term
Semester 2
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Engineering Systems Design 2 will develop the students' understanding of the engineering method and the importance of engineering in society. Engineering Systems Design 2 focuses on inter-relationships in engineering systems drawing on important examples from lightweight structures and digital electronic circuits. This subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve the needs of an increasingly complex society. The subject ENGR10003 Engineering Systems Design 2 provides a foundation for various subsequent subjects in the second year of study.


Topics include:

Digital systems – analog-to-digital conversion, number systems, codes, truth tables, logic gates and Boolean algebra, combinational logic design, trade-offs, modularity and PLDs;

Programming – Introduction and history of programming, Operators, Functions, Branching, Loops, Iteration, Algorithms;

Mechanics – Vectors, forces and analysis of spring systems, Analysis of structures – loads, support and forces in joints and bars, method of joints, strength of materials and buckling, Describing motion in rectangular coordinates, Newton's second law and equations of motion, work and energy in dynamical systems.

Intended learning outcomes


Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  1. Analyse and design simple combinational logic circuits
  2. Describe the inter-relationships in modelling a truss from the statics, materials and geometric perspectives
  3. Apply Newton’s second law and analyse simple particle dynamics in one and two dimensions
  4. Write MATLAB programs of moderate complexity to assist in the design and analysis of engineering systems
  5. Explain the concept of top-down design and give examples of design trade-offs.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Capacity to tackle unfamiliar problems
  • Communication skills through written and oral presentations
  • Ability to plan work and be efficient in time management
  • Hands-on skills through practical projects
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity
  • Appreciation of different learning styles; and
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Last updated: 10 August 2019