Course Title: Materials Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5068

Course Title: Materials Technology

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 36.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

Materials Technology develops students’ ability to evaluate suitable materials, techniques and processes when designing for production. The course includes an introduction to materials, techniques and processes commonly used in the production of commercially manufactured products.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS810 Materials Technology

Learning Outcomes

1. Assess the physical performance and aesthetic properties of production materials.
2. Select and specify from a range of manufacturing and production techniques according to performance, cost and volumes.
3. Assess the limitations and advantages of a range of manufacturing and production materials and techniques.
4. Research and use information and reference materials relevant to a design manufacturing application.

Overview of Assessment

Students will demonstrate competence by completing a series of practical projects to be submitted by the prescribed deadlines. All project work is to be documented through notes and drawings which may consist of: notes from lectures and tutorials, models, mockups, visual presentations, and research conducted relevant to the project. Ongoing verbal feedback will be provided to students as the projects progress. Written assessment and feedback will be given to the student when work is returned. Late work will not be accepted.