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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Requires students to integrate and demonstrate the culmination of knowledge, skills, and creativity developed and documented throughout their degree. Students design, plan and manufacture a technology design project that is reflective of their chosen major teaching areas, demonstrating advanced knowledge and skills, WHS and risk management.  To accompany the project a project portfolio will demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which documentation needs to be developed to evidence the design, manufacture and evaluation processes for senior school major design projects. 

Unit content

1. Briefing regarding the requirements for the unit and project(s)

  • requirements regarding technological, practical, safety, portfolio and risk management knowledge and skills
  • requirements regarding the integration of specialisation knowledge, skills and techniques in the design project
  • requirements regarding documentation

2. Individual consultation and mentoring as required regarding major technology design project(s) (reflecting the student's chosen major teaching areas)

NB: A primary consideration is the incorporation of the safest and best practical processes

  • Design Processes
  • Cultural, Social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations
  • Project Proposal and Management
  • Finance, time and action planning
  • Risk Assessment and WHS
  • Design development
  • Research, analysis and design considerations
  • Production drawings
  • Practice of Production

3. Presentation of the major project portfolio and culminating project

  • Project design communication and realisation

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 design, plan and manufacture a major technology design project reflective of their chosen major teaching areas
2 demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills and understanding of WHS and risk management
3 document appropriately the design, manufacture and evaluation processes for a culminating design project
4 demonstrate oral presentation skills
5 provide video evidence that the submitted major design project is all their own work
6 contribute to a Technology teaching resource folder that will demonstrate their readiness to enter the teaching profession.

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

  1. design, plan and manufacture a major technology design project reflective of their chosen major teaching areas
  2. demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills and understanding of WHS and risk management
  3. document appropriately the design, manufacture and evaluation processes for a culminating design project
  4. demonstrate oral presentation skills
  5. provide video evidence that the submitted major design project is all their own work
  6. contribute to a Technology teaching resource folder that will demonstrate their readiness to enter the teaching profession.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.