The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered

Course handbook


Introduction to design process with focus on portfolio development. Also a formal introduction to workshop skills is presented and applied in the context of Design practice. Workshop safety and basic workshop practices and process are introduced. The relationship between prototypes and industrial production is defined. Risk assessment and management, with a specific focus on school design context.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Introduces the design process and applies it to minor projects

2. Introduces students to risk management processes and documentation.

3. Involves student in minor design projects.

4. Practices associated with design development and documentation.

5. Effectively communicate technological information related to design problems


Students will complete exercises developing skills in the following areas;

  1. Product design
  2. Basic model making processes
  3. Defining the Relationship between Process and Materials
  4. Defining the Relationship between Prototypes and Industrial Production
  5. Risk assessment and management

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Risk Management Documentation

Quiz: Risk Management Quiz

Project: Design Project