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Unit description

Focuses on management and communication processes, as they apply to both design and technological processes in commercial/ 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 appropriate design projects and project planning and management.

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: 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
1explain management processes and related concepts as they apply in the design and technology industriesEthical practice
2discuss the roles of Standards Australia, Innovation Australia and IP AustraliaEthical practice
3analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a range of communication forms used in the design and technology industriesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4outline the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of communicationKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate skill in a range of techniques used to visualise design solutions including the use of graphic software to communicate design ideas and solutions effectivelyCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6critically reflect on the application of design communication such as graphics and CAD/Modelling software to support projects in the Design and Technology course.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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: Ethical practice
  2. discuss the roles of Standards Australia, Innovation Australia and IP Australia
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a range of communication forms used in the design and technology industries
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. outline the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of communication
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  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
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. critically reflect on the application of design communication such as graphics and CAD/Modelling software to support projects in the Design and Technology course.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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