Course Title: Industrial Design Engineering: Materials, Mechanics, Processes and Principles of Production

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Design Engineering: Materials, Mechanics, Processes and Principles of Production

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP1051

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

GRAP1051

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

GRAP1051

City Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

GRAP2932

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Soumitri Varadarajan

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 0818

Course Coordinator Email: soumitri.varadarajan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 52

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Industrial Design Engineering: Materials, Mechanics, Processes and Principles of Production introduces you to how products work and are made. Manufacturing oriented design decisions influence the whole of life performance of a product. As such, you will learn design approaches to effective material and process specification, assembly, and end of life options such as design for dis-assembly in order to propose new ways of improving their mechanical functionality and longevity. You will explore various processes of mass and medium scale manufacture including, but not limited to: plastics injection moulding, and thermoforming; and metal fabrication processes including spinning, folding casting, machining and finishing.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

Apply analytical, critical, creative and strategic thinking to industrial design problems and research within complex and unfamiliar contexts and concerns.

Generate innovative approaches to design problems and solutions, with a criticality and openness to the perspectives and needs of others in a situation.

Advocate through design practice the improvement of the conditions and wellbeing of people, cultural practices and environments. 

Initiate, plan, manage and execute research and design projects with independence and in an objective and ethical manner


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1) Identify how products are produced, how they work, and how they are used.

2) Analyse design details, materials and processes for their efficacy within particular contexts of manufacture and use.

3) Interpret, produce and manage technical design documentation, communication and transmittal protocols.

4) Demonstrate an appreciation for the social, economic and environmental implications of design specifications for production and use.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in practical learning supported by a range of face to face and/or online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussions, and activities in specialist workshops and labs. The technical knowledge and skills you are to develop through practice in this course will require you to undertake and manage your own skills development in a self-directed manner.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

To effectively participate in coursework, either on or away from campus, you are advised to obtain (as a minimum) the following:

  • Drawing Supplies including visual diaries, pens, pencils, markers and ancillary products and consumables.
  • Personal Protective Equipment including protective eye-wear, ear plugs, a dust jacket, and closed toe safety shoes
  • Prototyping Supplies including a 150mm steel ruler, a high quality craft knife and ancillary products, materials and consumables.
  • Design and Documentation Equipment including a personal computer of an appropriate specification, course specific software, a digital camera and a mobile phone.

    When on campus you will have access to and will utilise the School of Design workshop facilities, specialist computer labs and software, and 2D and 3D printing facilities.

    Course specific resources such as readings, reference lists, access to specialist software, video demonstrations and class notes will be provided online.

    There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Appreciation, 15% CLO1

Assessment Task 2: Design Sprint, 20% CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment Task 3: Design Challenge, 20%, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment Task 4: Design Project, 45%, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.