Advanced Product Design

DPD30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22


DPD20001 Product CAD

Assumed Knowledge
Working Knowledge of Solidworks CAD software, Microsoft work, Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Manufacturing Knowledge
DPD20001 Digital Modelling
DPD20002 Product Design Engineering Studio
PDE20001 Thermo Fluid Systems

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to have you build upon innovative idea generation, problem solving and visualisation skills with the practical implementation of engineering studies such as Thermodynamics 1 and Machine Design. This unit will use industry related projects to further develop design skills and application of engineering knowledge such as Design for Manufacture and Finite Element Analysis where applicable.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyze designs in relation to the social, ecological and political implications and responsibilities of the
designer. (A1, A3, A5, K5, K6)
2. Use the engineering sciences of Thermodynamics 1 and Machine Design in project problem solving.
(K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
3. Apply engineering methodology to determine effective/efficient design outcomes using appropriate
engineering specifications and processes, applying knowledge of Design for Manufacture and Finite
Element Analysis as a part of the Design process, for both low and high volume production processes.
(S1, S2, S3, S4)
4. Use 3D CAD modeling skills and develop methods of engineering drawing and documentation to a
professional level (Australian standards AS1100). (A2, A4)
5. Work individually and as a team member applying effective project management skills. (A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)

Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural
and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information
science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific
discipline within that context.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional
engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a
sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership