Materials and Processes 1 (8966.3)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe primary processes and materials relevant to industrial design;
2. Communicate relevant manufacturing design proposals; and
3. Understand and apply these to manufacturing design problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
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 - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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Thompson, R (2007). Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals. Thames and Hudson, London.
Other resources provided through the Canvas site.
There is an expectation that students will attend and participate in all structured time; lectures and studio sessions. This is because participation through attendance is an important and significant component of learning design. Not only is this relevant to the gaining of knowledge and skills appropriate to this particular subject but it also applies to your degree as a whole. From our experience, there is a significant link between a student's attendance/ participation, and the quality of their learning outcomes demonstrated by the submitted assessable project components. To this end, attendance records are kept to guide and inform aspects of our grades and feedback.
Required IT skills
IT skills commensurate with development and presentation of design projects and proposals that may include, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, CAD, Image manipulation software such as those include in the Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc) .
The likely significant costs will be related to printing, and should be less than $100.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Additional information (project briefs) will be provided in separate handouts. Reading and complying with this information and instruction is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit.
Courtesy in Lectures and Tutorials
All mobile phones and MP3 players are to be turned off during lectures and tutorials. Laptop computers may only be used for purposes directly related to the lecture (i.e., no games, emailing, internet browsing, etc).
Lecture topics will raise subjects as prompts for your further consideration and investigation and for discussion in tutorials. Please arrive on time. If you know you must leave early, please sit at the back. The lectures will last approximately 45–50 minutes.
It is expected that you will be polite to lecturers and guests, and to your fellow students. Certainly you should ask questions but do so with courtesy. Some lecturers will answer questions throughout a lecture, but others may prefer to respond at the end of the session.
Save your personal conversations until after class. Do not talk, send text messages or play music on headphones during a lecture, as you will be disrupting other students' learning, and you may be asked to leave.
All your written submissions are personal and should demonstrate an authentic succession of your ideas. Plagiarism is therefore prohibited and will be checked for. Please refer to the Student Guide to Policies and Procedures:
- Late Submissions will not be accepted
All assessments must be submitted at the due time and date and in the form and manner stated in the assessment outline.
Only in exceptional circumstances as stated in UC policy, will applications for an extension be considered. An extension needs to be applied for in writing and in advance of the submission date. The application must specify the length of the extension being sought and provide documentation such as counselling or medical certificates that cover this period. Extensions can only be given for the period stated in the documentation submitted. Counselling certificates are not a guarantee of an extension. A late submission will attract a penalty of 5% per day up to a maximum of 7 days at which time the assignment will no longer be accepted, unless there are approved extenuating circumstances. Unless otherwise stated in the Unit outline, re-submissions for failed work will not be accepted. This assessment policy is designed to be fair to all students. Adherence to deadlines is essential in the design professions. Late submissions may result in reduced feedback being provided to students.
Students should aim to complete all work to a high standard. In the event that the assessment is incomplete at the due date, students are encouraged to submit their work at the stage they are up to.
- Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at juries.
In design education and practice the fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Designers are expected to listen carefully and dispassionately to what is said and respond accordingly. It is therefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said – this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes on your behalf during your presentation.
Unless otherwise advised, assignments, together with marks and feedback, will be available for collection from the lecturer during class. All grades will be posted on the dedicated studio unit on Canvas.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return date. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work; this includes the electronic copy of physical artefacts (see point (i) above). Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.