Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)M Yuce (Clayton); N Win Oo (Sunway)


This unit introduces systems engineering and reliability analysis. Key concepts and language are introduced through real world examples. Frameworks for analysing the life cycles of systems are introduced. Tools and techniques to aid decision-making are provided. Group projects and discussions reinforce the concepts through real-world examples. The concepts of component and system reliability are introduced and extended to reliability analysis of non-repairable and repairable systems, including time dependent reliability and availability, mean time to failure, mean repair time and lifetime distribution functions.


To understand the process of systems design. To learn principles of reliability evaluation of engineering systems and the use of mathematical tools in reliability analysis.


Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination: (3 hours): 40%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

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Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory and practice classes and 8 hours of private study per week