Knowing the practical steps in the engineering and design lifecycle is essential knowledge for your career.
From the moment a concept is designed until an asset is retired, the engineering and design lifecycle underpins your work. Whatever the scale, understanding this lifecycle is crucial to delivering value.
This self-paced course defines the steps in the lifecycle, and what you need to know. We'll cover:
- the requirement specification
- concept and preliminary design
- detailed design
- design reviews
- verification and validation
- construction and commissioning
- operations and maintenance
- end of life
Using a mix of case studies and practical tasks, you'll learn to make informed decisions at each phase in the lifecycle.
You'll learn how to improve safety and sustainability outcomes. You'll also improve your communication with stakeholders by understanding where your work fits into the wider context of the lifecycle.
Mastering the lifecycle will also help you manage broad and sometimes conflicting requirements for designs.
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Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.
We can arrange a bulk corporate registration for 10 or more learners.
This course can also be customised to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.
Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.
- Describe the stages and activities within a typical engineering and design lifecycle
- Identify the elements of a comprehensive Requirement Specification
- Explain the importance of having a whole-of-life perspective of engineering and design
- Explain the difference between the engineering lifecycle and the design lifecycle
- Identify and assess opportunities for adding value at the concept design stage
- Describe design change control
Is this course for you?
This course suits engineers and designers looking to move into management roles. Engineers should have 0—6 years' experience.
It also suits:
- detailed designers
- project managers
You'll benefit from this course regardless of your discipline or industry.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we’ll cover
- The engineering and design lifecycle
- The requirement specification
- Design stages
- Realisation, operation and maintenance
- Engineering management and design management
- Contract management
- Safety and sustainability
Mike Hurd is the founder of Engineering. Systems. Management. His 30 years' experience includes working with high-integrity systems such as nuclear plants, submarines, rail signalling and control, and electricity transmission and distribution networks.
A leader in safe design, Mike has developed processes, templates and training to improve systems and processes in engineering organisations. His teaching greatly benefits from his extensive experience applying safety in design and working with tools that promote safe outcomes.
In 2013 Mike founded the Engineers Australia's Engineered Safety Group in South Australia. This committee brings together safety professionals to promote safety in the engineering lifecycle.
Trevor is a senior systems engineer at Engineering. Systems. Management. (E.S.M.). He specialises in engineering management and systems engineering, with a focus on safety and designer WHS duties.
With more than 15 years’ experience across multiple industries including defence, mining, infrastructure and manufacturing, Trevor has practised in the electrical, mechanical and control systems disciplines and worked across the engineering lifecycle. He has presented his work at national conferences, and worked with research institutions to develop new technologies.
Trevor holds bachelor degrees in mechatronic engineering (hons) and economics, and is a Chartered member of Engineers Australia.
He is passionate about safety in engineering and is a member of the Engineers Australia's SA Engineered Safety Group.
This course is delivered through EEA Online, our new digital learning platform.
You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.
It will take approximately 8 hours to complete.
As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.
Once you start the course, you have 90 days to complete it.
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