Course Title: Design and produce products from a brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5382 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Design and produce products from a brief

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 195

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 Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4683

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce a product from a brief. It requires the ability to interpret the product design brief, undertake research, develop design options, plan the design process and provide visual concepts to the client before making the product model.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No Pre-requisites needed for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22261 Design and produce products from a brief


1 Analyse the brief

2 Undertake research to inform the design

3 Develop innovative options

4 Develop design proposal

5 Plan the design process

6 Deliver visual concepts to client

7 Realise product design

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include two projects and presentation of a folio to a panel of industry experts. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.