Course Title: Design and produce a product incorporating mechanical/electrical devices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5233

Course Title: Design and produce a product incorporating mechanical/electrical devices

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 180.0

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART5980

City Campus

TAFE

320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email: design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce a mechanical/electrical product from a given brief
through the exploration and application of a range of advanced techniques and materials.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VPAU044 Design a product from a brief



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU047 Design and produce a product incorporating mechanical/electrical devices

Elements:

1.  Interpret the product design brief

2.  Research relevant technology, marketing and background information

3.  Experiment with and assess advanced techniques, tools and materials.

4.  Develop a range of innovative solutions to design problems

5.  Prepare design proposal

6.  Plan design process

7.  Communicate with others to produce visuals

8.  Present visual concepts to client

9.  Realise product design to meet specified need


Learning Outcomes

The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual designer responding to a brief to design and produce a product that
incorporates mechanical/electrical devices and using a range of advanced skills and techniques. The designer would use a wide
range of tools, equipment and material and the concepts developed would convey strong conceptual and theoretical development. This work would usually be carried out independently although guidance would be available if required.


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit will be able to realise the outcomes described in the Elements to the required level detailed in the Performance Criteria.

The ability to design and produce a mechanical/electrical product from a given brief which:
   • demonstrates a command of selected advanced techniques which are consistent with the design
   • demonstrates knowledge of tools, techniques and materials and advanced knowledge of how they are used and extended
   • demonstrates a sound knowledge of the design process
   • demonstrates effective communication and presentation skills
   • demonstrates project planning skills
   • demonstrates an understanding of and knowledge of the requirements of a brief
The essential knowledge and skills must be assessed as part of the unit.