Course Title: Polymer Materials And Design Products

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5068

Course Title: Polymer Materials And Design Products

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 the learner with knowledge of plastics materials, their properties and end use application. The module also provides an overview of design and patent registration procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS782 Polymer Materials And Design Products

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify commonly used plastics materials and discuss their properties and end use application.
2. Provide an overview of design drafting and engineering practices and describe the key principles of the design process.
3. Explain the requirements for designing and applying for registration of product/parts drawing patents.

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.