Sustainable Product Design Project

DPD20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

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

Aims and objectives

This unit is based on an industry project and aims to introduce the principles of sustainable design by developing an understanding of sustainable issues and an appreciation the impact of production and consumption patterns on the world’s diminishing natural resources. Additionally, the unit introduces and applies eco-design strategies and technical skills to reduce the impact of materials and manufacturing processes on global ecosystems. The unit also aims to build product design and development skills through enhanced knowledge in materials and manufacturing systems.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Discuss the changing nature of manufacturing brought about by environmental pressures and future legislation and the broad sustainable issues impacting the product design profession. (K4, K5, K6, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5)
ULO2Generate sustainable designs using eco-design strategies and Design for Environment methodologies. (K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S3, S4, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
ULO3Conduct product evaluation, re-design and apply life-cycle thinking. (K6, S1, S3, S4, A1, A2, A3, A4, A6)
ULO4Use engineering methods to analyse the strength of materials in product contexts. (K1, S1, A4)
ULO5Synthesise a range of product design and development skills including engineering documentation, CAD techniques and prototyping into design projects. (S1, S3, S4, A2, A4, A5, A6)
ULO6Use techniques to visually communicate design and engineering intent.

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