The Engineering and Design Lifecycle

11.58pm — 11.59pm , 04 December 2022


Black Friday sale - get 15%* registration fees

Register by 4 December 2022 to receieve a 15% discount. Engineers Australia members can use this conjunction with their exclusive membership discount to save a total of $144.26. Enter the following discount code when registering: GET15

Please note, this is a self-paced online short course. You can register and start the course anytime.

The end Event Date and Time information relates to Engineering Education Australia's Black Friday sale period.

About this short course

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. 

Learning outcomes

  • 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. 

How you'll learn

This course is delivered through Engineering Education Australia’s digital learning platform, EEA Online. 

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.

EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure. Once you register, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account and providing access to the platform. 


Members: $297.50 (with discount code GET15)
Non-member: $350.00 (with discount code GET15)
Key speaker
Mike Hurd FIEAust CPEng and Trevor Zwar MIEAust CPEng
Engineering Education Australia
Registration close
04 December 2022
11.59pm AEDT