Course Title: Industrial Design Drawing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Design Drawing

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017


City Campus


370H Design


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023


Brunswick Campus


370H Design


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Wil Dim

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Course Coordinator Email:

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Industrial Design Drawing introduces you to methods of drawing for concept development and for the communication of design ideas. With a particular emphasis on learning how to think iteratively through the act of drawing, this course aims to build a broad confidence and capability in this fundamental technique. Through manual and digital methods of drawing you will develop a capacity to: interpret and develop form; relate forms drawn to the human figure, to space and light; and to express through drawing how the form might perform.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

Articulate complex design ideas to diverse audiences through an advanced and adaptable repertoire of communication strategies and technologies.

Initiate, plan, manage and execute research and design projects with independence and in an objective and ethical manner.

Reflect on own learning and the efficacy of design decisions made, adapting to needs and issues as they arise, and continuously seeking improvement.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1) Demonstrate a working capacity with variety of design drawing techniques for generating and communicating complex forms and assemblies.

2) Demonstrate, through practice, an understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin drawing including: construction geometries, perspective, light and shadow, colour and composition.

3) Confidently apply drawing as key a mode of thinking through design problems in order to generate communicative and accurate visualisations.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in practical learning supported by a range of face to face and/or online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussions, and activities in specialist workshops and labs. The technical knowledge and skills you are to develop through practice in this course will require you to undertake and manage your own skills development in a self-directed manner.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

To effectively participate in coursework, either on or away from campus, you are advised to obtain (as a minimum) the following:

- Drawing Supplies including visual diaries, pens, pencils, markers and ancillary products and consumables.

- Personal Protective Equipment including protective eye-wear, ear plugs, a dust jacket, and closed toe safety shoes

- Prototyping Supplies including a 150mm steel ruler, a high quality craft knife and ancillary products, materials and consumables.

Design and Documentation Equipment including a personal computer of an appropriate specification, course specific software, a digital camera and a mobile phone.

When on campus you will have access to and may utilise the School of Design workshop facilities, specialist computer labs and software, scanner and colour printers.

Course specific resources such as readings, reference lists, access to specialist software, video demonstrations and class notes will be provided online.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Appreciation, 15% CLO1

Assessment Task 2: Sprint, 20% CLO2, CLO3

Assessment Task 3: Challenge, 20%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3

Assessment Task 4: Project, 45%, CLO2, CLO3

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.