Course Title: Advanced Industrial Design Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Industrial Design Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2575

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

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

GRAP2575

City Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

GRAP2940

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Simon Lockrey

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email: simon.lockrey@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Please email

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge:
You are required to have an understanding of the practices, processes and concepts explored in the following courses in order to commence this course: GRAP 1051/ GRAP 2932 Industrial Design Engineering: Materials, Mechanics, Processes and Principles of Production GRAP 1052 / GRAP 2933 Design Prototyping:Materials, Processes and Experimentation GRAP 1050 / GRAP 2931 Computer Aided Industrial Design GRAP 1049 / GRAP 2924 Industrial Design Drawing


Course Description

Advanced Industrial Design Engineering provides you with a theoretical and applied exposure to how industrial designers work within the technical parameters of engineering a product for manufacture and for use. You will explore various paradigms and concerns of manufacture including: mass-manufacturing; lean and distributed manufacturing; design for disassembly and re-manufacture; advanced and additive manufacturing; mass-customization; and, the social, economic and environmental dimensions of manufacturing. You will learn technical and analytical strategies for determining courses of design action in relation to these complex considerations at all stages of the design process.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

Apply analytical, critical, creative and strategic thinking to industrial design problems and research within complex and unfamiliar contexts and concerns.

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

Generate innovative approaches to design problems and solutions, with a criticality and openness to the perspectives and needs of others in a situation.

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

Demonstrate through practice-based design research an advanced knowledge of the socio-technical, environmental and economic eco-systems of industrial design both locally and globally.


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

1) Identify and solve complex design problems in relation to how products are produced, how they work and how they are used.

2) Analyse design details, materials and processes for their efficacy within particular contexts and applications and generate innovative solutions to complex problems.

3) Synthesise design ideas from theoretical understandings and apply them in your own design and research activities with initiative and critically.

4) Manage design documentation within industry standard transmittal protocols and articulate technical design issues in a professional manner.


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 will utilise the School of Design workshop facilities, specialist computer labs and software, and 2D and 3D printing facilities.

    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(A):Benchmarking, 15%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO4
Assessment Task 1(B): Whole Systems, 15%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO4
Assessment Task 2: Risk Mitigation, 30%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO4
Assessment Task 3: Optimisation, 40%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

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.