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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Building upon Design Fundamentals, this unit will extend students’ individual understanding of Design approaches, supporting the development of valuable personal practices to inform new proposals relevant to students’ interests and disciplines. Students will explore skills that support design insight and innovation and will refine bespoke approaches to the resolution of project-based problems and explorations.

Unit content

  • Plan and manage the design outcome from initial research and concept development to final resolution.
  • Design solutions and workflow 
  • Understanding of communication conventions
  • Design technology
  • Fulfilling briefs and assessment of design solutions
  • Speaking design from sketch to outcome

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Engage with the design process to plan and manage their design outcome from initial research and concept development to final resolution. Ethical practice
2Construct design solutions utilising the media and processes expected in their specialisation. Communication and social skills
3Produce design solutions that demonstrate a clear understanding of communication conventions, but with an open attitude to inquiry and experimentation. Intellectual rigour
4Identify and expertly use the technology appropriate for each design outcome. Intellectual rigour
5Critically assess their design solutions in order to improve their final outcome. Ethical practice
6Articulate an informed rationale for each communication design solution. Communication and social skills

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

  1. Engage with the design process to plan and manage their design outcome from initial research and concept development to final resolution.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. Construct design solutions utilising the media and processes expected in their specialisation.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Produce design solutions that demonstrate a clear understanding of communication conventions, but with an open attitude to inquiry and experimentation.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. Identify and expertly use the technology appropriate for each design outcome.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. Critically assess their design solutions in order to improve their final outcome.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  6. Articulate an informed rationale for each communication design solution.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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