Course Title: Refine model making skills
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: GRAP6342C
Course Title: Refine model making skills
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design
Course Contact: Robin Blood
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 65
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to refine techniques for the development of three-dimensional (3-D) physical models.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVACD508A Refine model making skills
1. Maintain professional practice
1.1 Apply a professional work ethic to activities
1.2 Keep informed of creative approaches, techniques, materials and equipment relevant to model making
1.3 Identify techniques from other industries that could be applied to the development of scale models and make connections in own work
1.4 Source new ideas and trends through regular review of the work of others
1.4 Use feedback from others to improve own skills in design
1.5 Seek opportunities to develop technical and conceptual skills
2. Refine and consolidate own technique
2.1 Experiment and play with new techniques, materials and equipment when developing model making ideas
2.2 Identify strengths and weaknesses of various approaches through practice and play
2.3 Identify and select approaches best suited to own practice
2.4 Develop and document a design language that reflects own style and approach
3. Make models to professional standard
3.1 Interpret ideas, problem-solving tasks or briefs with creativity, accuracy and efficiency
3.2 Develop clear plan and schedule for model making work
3.3 Select and assemble appropriate model making materials, tools, techniques and equipment consistent with specifications
3.4 Develop precise and accurate scale models as required
3.5 Identify opportunities for refinement and re-thinking and make adjustments as required
3.6 Articulate the design process and the final solution through effective documentation of work
3.7 Present maquettes and models that meet project requirements to key people
On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a workshop using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study to complete assignments outside class time.
In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation
Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.
|Week||Class Content - To complete for each course||Learning elements|
|1||Introduction to course:
Set Project 1.
Set Project 2.
Set Project 3.
Set Project 4.
|2||Continue with Projects 1, 2, 3, 4|
|3||Continue with Projects 1, 2, 3, 4|
|4||Continue with Projects 1, 2, 3, 4|
|5||Continue with Projects 2, 3, 4|
|6||Continue with Projects 2, 3, 4|
|7||Continue with Projects 2, 3, 4|
|8||Continue with Projects 2, 3, 4|
|9||Continue with Projects 2, 3, 4|
|10||Continue with Projects 3, 4|
|11||Continue with Projects 3, 4|
|12||Continue with Projects 3, 4|
|13||Continue with Project 4|
|14||Continue with Project 4|
|15||Continue with Project 4|
|16||Student Assessment and presentations|
|Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.|
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:
- Practical tasks, a major project
- direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- completion of a design journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
Assessment task Content/requirements Hand out Date Due date
1 Plaque machining (single sided) project Week 1 Week 4
2 Egg cup machining (two sided) project Week 1 Week 9
3 3D printed project Week 1 Week 12
4 Camera model project Week 1 Week 16
Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design
CHD Competent with high distinction 80 - 100 Highly developed
CDI Competent with distinction 70 - 79 Well developed
CC Competent with credit 60 - 69 Developed
CAG Competent achieved - graded 50 - 59 Sound
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
Special consideration policy (late submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources and student progression.
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