Course Title: Plastic Products And Parts Design Detailing

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 025954

Program: C5068

Course Title: Plastic Products And Parts Design Detailing

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 learn the principles of designing plastics products and parts, and providing a knowledge of the relationship between product, part and tooling design essential to achieving production specification outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre: PROC 5055

National Competency Codes and Titles


Plastic Products and Parts Design Detailing

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the major processing methods used in the manufacture of plastics products and parts
2. Describe the various types of moulds and tooling and explain their relationship to plastics product and part design.
3. Discuss the major factors to be considered when designing a functional plastics product and part.
4. Prepare a product or part profile drawing to customer specifications

Overview of Assessment

Students will be assessed by completing a major project. Students will receive ongoing feedback as they complete in class exercises supporting the project. Ongoing verbal feedback will be provided to students as the project progresses. Written assessment and feedback will be given to the student when work is returned. Late work will not be accepted.