Course Title: Product Design Level 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 025949

Program: C5068

Course Title: Product Design Level 3

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 48.0

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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

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to design a commercial product to meet a specified need, taking account of manufacturing and market considerations, ergonomic and aesthetic considerations, current industry practices.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre: MTKG 5192, VART 5820C and PROC 5056

National Competency Codes and Titles


Product Design Level 3

Learning Outcomes

1. Plan and use design strategies for product design development.
2. Select the design properties of specific production processes and materials.
3. Use drawings, models and prototypes in the development of original design solutions.
4. Apply ergonomic and aesthetic considerations to the design of an original product.
5. Research of current industry practice.

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.