Course Title: Mechanical Design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5068

Course Title: Mechanical Design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 48.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be aware of the uses and functions of electrical and mechanical devices in relation to product design.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS817 Mechanical Design

Learning Outcomes

1. Incorporate basic mechanical and electrical technologies into their product design projects as relevant to a given brief.
2. Research and analyse information on mechanical and electrical technology as relevant to particular product design applications.

Overview of Assessment

Students will demonstrate competence by completing practical projects to be submitted by the prescribed deadlines and by an examination toward the end of the course. 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.