Professional Evidence (Design) (11045.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Design And The Built Environment
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be co taught with specialisation units (11053 Design for High Complexity, 11066 Experiential Graphic Design or 11060 Designing for Data informed user experience).
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically identify issues involved in developing and responding to a working design brief;
2. Design, detail and document a design solution as appropriate to the context;
3. Present a design solution using a range of appropriate written, graphic, digital and oral communication skills;
4. Synthesise and apply professional ethics and responsibilities;
5. Evaluate their career-readiness, professional identity, and insight into the skills, knowledge and personal attributes necessary to meet the standards of performance and practice expected by the Design professions;
6. Curate evidence of, and critically reflect on, the skills and knowledge acquired throughout their degree and how these will be applied and further developed in their professional lives;
7. Critically analyse the impact of individual actions on others in professional Design settings and the impact of the profession on society; and
8. Synthesise and demonstrate the conceptual understanding and disciplinary skills and knowledge developed throughout their degree in a significant industry project.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
PrerequisitesStudents must have passed 48 credit points.
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Design course.
Incompatible units11019 Professional Evidence (Built Environment)
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Mrs Mikaela Danvers
All required readings will be listed on the Canvas site for this unit
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late Policy for this unit
This unit has substantial opportunities for feedback and self-assessment, and so students who have fully participated in the unit activities are unlikely to fail. In some cases, resubmission of a failed assignment will be possible if the assessment item can feasibly be brought up to a pass level. A typical example might be an assignment that fails due to a missing component that can readily be supplied in a resubmission. The maximum grade for a resubmitted assessment item is 50%. Resubmissions are given at the discretion of the unit convenor, and must be applied for in writing (via email) within one week of the assessment grade being released.
All extensions must be applied for in writing to the unit convenor no less than three days before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this. Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested (unless the basis for extension is part of adjustment advice from inclusion and welfare), and provide a proposed submission date. Students should not assume an extension will be automatically granted.
In this unit, we encourage you to be proactive about your work, to recognise early if you are not going to be able to meet a deadline, and to negotiate an extension if necessary. This is a more authentic, industry standard, approach to dealing with deadlines. As a result, this unit does not apply a penalty of 5% per day, and instead applies a pass/fail policy on late assignments.
Late assignments are assignments that are handed in after the due date and time, or after an agreed extension date. Assignments submitted less than seven days late will be marked on a pass/fail basis (maximum grade of pass, 50%) and will not be provided with any written feedback. This provides strong incentive to get it in on time or negotiate an extension. Assignments that are more than one week late will be deemed to have not been submitted and will receive a non-complete (NC) grade.
This policy is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their work and time commitments, while also allowing for some flexibility. We feel it is far better (and more typical of real work conditions) to seek an extension well before the due date than to hand in a late assignment. We appreciate that there needs to be some flexibility, but we expect all students to manage their time and to keep their tutors informed of any issues with their progress.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
As this Unit is the culmination of your degree and is also used to plan the end of year graduate exhibition, it is expected that the workload will increase as the semester progresses. You will often be required to participate in planning and organisational activities outside of the standard workshop times. Please plan your time carefully to account for this, leading up to the exhibition.
This unit requires involvement and participation for organising the exhibition event and all related activities, which can be held in addition to the class timetable. The individual and group performance will be monitored on a weekly basis through progress, presentation and written report. The participation in the exhibition is essential and part of the unit grading. The students are also expected to check their UC student email and Canvas site for the unit every day for any updates and announcements.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
Advanced skills for Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)/3D Creo/Website design programs
Depending on the final design, artwork and materials, the student should prepare the whole costs of their final work to be displayed at the exhibition event.
Work placement, internships or practicums