Professional Attributes for Design

DDD30036 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


250cp in BH-DESIND1 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours) or BH-DESINA Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours)

Aims and objectives

This unit develops students' professional attributes and fine-tunes their industry and design skills in preparation for graduate employment. It provides students with an opportunity to improve their entrepreneurial skills, develop their digital presentation skills, gain project management and interpersonal skills, and design ethically. Students will develop a professional design portfolio, which can be used to gain employment. This unit will also provide management skills during the organisation of the graduate exhibition in which each student will have a role in organising the exhibition.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and assess gaps in their current body of work and address these gaps with individual project activities
2. Prepare and present high quality portfolio imagery that can be used for future promotions
3. Execute a professional portfolio for graduate employment
4. Assess and independently critique project outcomes in relation to the specified employment opportunities
5. Formulate exhibition design proposals and apply curatorial principles and practices, as well as project planning and management skills, to design and exhibition projects