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Industrial Design Fundamentals (11046.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 1 MR   Sam   TOMKINS (Ph: +61 2 62015043 ) ON-CAMPUS
  • UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 UC College Trimester 2 MR   James   YOUNG (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This studio presents a series of exercises that introduce students to basic elements and principles of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design. Form and visual languages are approached from various points of view to encourage innovation and creativity. Design process, composition and communication skills are learned through exploration of diverse materials and techniques. The design process is experienced as an iterative practice of thinking, drawing and making.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explore and apply the elements and principles of design to develop compositions in 2 and 3 dimensions;

2. Identify and utilise basic design principles and creative processes; and

3. Communicate design solutions and ideas effectively using design terminology and a variety of presentation techniques and materials.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus studio and project based learning per week.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

8314 Design Studio 1.1 or 8322 Visual Representation.

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