A concurrent design facility architecture for education and research in multi-disciplinary design of complex systems

Ng, C 2019, A concurrent design facility architecture for education and research in multi-disciplinary design of complex systems, Masters by Research, Engineering, RMIT University.


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Title A concurrent design facility architecture for education and research in multi-disciplinary design of complex systems
Author(s) Ng, C
Year 2019
Abstract Engineering design processes applied in the industry focuses more towards a concurrent approach rather than traditional sequential design, because of its potential to improve lead-time, quality and reducing cost. In Concurrent Design (CD) or concurrent engineering (CE), all elements of the product life cycle are included and considered simultaneously during the design process. CE is also known as Collaborative Engineering.
Over the last two decades, industries have applied a dedicated CD environment, representing an infrastructure of integrated hardware and software, where multi-disciplinary design teams work together collaboratively on a specific project. Graduates moving into engineering design will become more involved in CD and the use of so-called Concurrent Design Facilities (CDF). Therefore, universities need to adopt their design curriculums and expose students to CD principles to make them work-ready for this new environment.

The objectives of this thesis are to investigate the design engineering education approaches in universities, with a focus on aerospace engineering, and to identify the requirements for a concurrent design facility specifically for design education and research. The thesis gives give special attentions to the design of concurrent design facility that are low-cost, adaptable, and easy to use and its role in the overall design curriculums.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Engineering
Subjects Engineering Design Knowledge
Keyword(s) Concurrent design facility
Aerospace design teaching
Project-based learning
Design tools
Aerospace curriculums
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