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.
Management in design and technology
- Factors affecting management
- The decision-making process
- Management in commercial and industrial settings
- Management theories and styles
- The role of Standards Australia, Innovation Australia and IP Australia in designing
- Management of time, finance and resources.
- Past, present and emerging technologies
Communication in design and technology
- Forms of communications
- Elements of the communication process
- Criteria for evaluating communication
- Communication media
- Using graphs and charts
- Sketches and drawing
- Technical drawings
- Purpose and use of prototypes and modelling
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
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
- Presentation techniques
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|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||Ethical practice|
|2||discuss the roles of Standards Australia, Innovation Australia and IP Australia||Ethical practice|
|3||analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a range of communication forms used in the design and technology industries||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||outline the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of communication||Knowledge of a discipline|
|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||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||critically reflect on the application of graphics and CAD/Modelling software to support projects in the Design and Technology course.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Wesley, A, Adamthwaite, K, Ellis, D, Lowe, P, McKee, S, Rocca, R & Worth, M, 2010, Cambridge senior design and technology , 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Vic.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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