Overview

This is a project-based unit in which students work in teams to design a solution to an industry driven challenge. The project will have a substantial emphasis on design. Teams of students will have a staff member as a ‘facilitator’ whilst working on this project. Student teams will be allowed to select a project from a range of industry oriented design projects aligned to their chosen specialisation. This unit forms part of the student specialisation selection if their course undertaken has a choice of specialisation.

Requisites

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply a systematic approach to technology design
  • Apply knowledge of design fundamentals to technology challenges
  • Find, organise, and evaluate information on a range of topics related to technology design
  • Use technology to develop and present design solutions
  • Demonstrate reflective practice, and use self and peer evaluation
  • Demonstrate awareness of social and cultural perspectives that impact on learning and working in a team

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Seminar
1.00 12 weeks 12
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Other
1.00 12 weeks 12
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Workshop
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
8.50 12 weeks 102
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Design ConceptGroup 20% 1,2 
Project Demonstration/PresentationGroup 30% 4,6 
Project ReportIndividual 40% 4,5 
Research ReportIndividual 10% 

Content

  • Technical content in the selected specialisation
  • Technology design
  • Design thinking for technology solutions
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Virtual design technology
  • Social and cultural technology design perspectives
  • Team dynamics
  • Technology project management
  • Professional technical writing

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.