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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Anti-requisites

ENO10283 Built Environment Technology and Design I

Unit aim

Focuses on management and communication processes, as they apply to both design and technological processes in commercial and industrial settings. Skills in the visualisation of design solutions will be developed through the use of graphs, charts, sketches and technical drawing to communicate the development of design projects.

Unit content

Management in design and technology

  1. Factors affecting management
  2. The decision-making process
  3. Management in commercial and industrial settings
  4. Management theories and styles
  5. The role of Standards Australia, Innovation Australia and IP Australia  in designing
  6. Management of time, finance and resources.
  7. Past, present and emerging technologies

Communication in design and technology

  1. Forms of communications
  2. Elements of the communication process
  3. Criteria for evaluating communication
  4. Communication media
  5. Visualising solutions:
    • Using graphs and charts
    • Sketches and drawing
    • Technical drawings
    • Purpose and use of prototypes and modelling
  6. Graphics skills and techniques:
    • Awareness of diversity of available commercial and open source software packages
    • Hand and computer-based skills and techniques
    • Application to support design projects
  7. CAD software skills and CAM techniques:
    • Knowledge of diverse ICT technologies for design, drafting and manufacture.
    • Skills and techniques in the design and development of design solutions
  8. Presentation techniques

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain management processes and related concepts as they apply in the design and technology industries
2 discuss the roles of Standards Australia, Innovation Australia and IP Australia
3 analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a range of communication forms used in the design and technology industries
4 outline the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of communication
5 demonstrate skill in a range of techniques used to visualise design solutions including the use of graphic software to communicate design ideas and solutions effectively
6 critically reflect on the application of graphics and CAD/Modelling software to support projects in the Design and Technology course.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain management processes and related concepts as they apply in the design and technology industries
    • GA3:
  2. discuss the roles of Standards Australia, Innovation Australia and IP Australia
    • GA3:
  3. analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a range of communication forms used in the design and technology industries
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. outline the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of communication
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate skill in a range of techniques used to visualise design solutions including the use of graphic software to communicate design ideas and solutions effectively
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. critically reflect on the application of graphics and CAD/Modelling software to support projects in the Design and Technology course.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Wesley, A., Rocca, R., McKee, S., McLean, M., Adamthwaite, K., Ellis, D., Worth, M., 2015, Design and Technology : Stage 6, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 978-1-107-50437-0.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.