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Unit of Study DES10652 - Metal Design and Production (2020)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Introductory

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss mining, refining and production processes of a range of metals, including commonly used sections and shapes of metals
2 assess the mechanical, physical and modification of the properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in various structural and non-structural forms
3 select appropriate metal or metal products for use in a range of consumer, commercial and industrial contexts
4 demonstrate sound industry-specific workplace communication skills including literacy, numeracy and graphics communication techniques including engineering and workshop drawing, rendering and industry production drawing specification applicable in the production of metal projects
5 describe and demonstrate appropriate WHS and maintenance practices in the metal workshop environment
6 demonstrate broad foundational skills and methods used for a variety of metals in marking out, cutting, machining, fabricating, joining, modifying properties, colouring and finishing
7 apply appropriate principles and techniques for the design and manufacture of a metal-based project including the development of time and finance plans.

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

  1. discuss mining, refining and production processes of a range of metals, including commonly used sections and shapes of metals
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. assess the mechanical, physical and modification of the properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in various structural and non-structural forms
    • GA4:
  3. select appropriate metal or metal products for use in a range of consumer, commercial and industrial contexts
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate sound industry-specific workplace communication skills including literacy, numeracy and graphics communication techniques including engineering and workshop drawing, rendering and industry production drawing specification applicable in the production of metal projects
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. describe and demonstrate appropriate WHS and maintenance practices in the metal workshop environment
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. demonstrate broad foundational skills and methods used for a variety of metals in marking out, cutting, machining, fabricating, joining, modifying properties, colouring and finishing
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. apply appropriate principles and techniques for the design and manufacture of a metal-based project including the development of time and finance plans.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.