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IDE2811 - Mechanics and electronics for industrial design

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Art and Design


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit covers the fundamentals of mechanics as applied to consumer products including loads and forces in structures both solid and dynamic. The unit also includes the fundamentals of electronics in product design such as circuit analysis, electrical and magnetic fields, passive and active devices, voltage levels and frequency ranges, safety and regulations as used in a variety of consumer products.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understanding the application of electrical and mechanical systems for contemporary products;
  2. understanding a basic working knowledge of electricity and mechanics;
  3. applying electrical and or mechanical principles in product design projects;
  4. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the industrial design studio


Design project: 50%. Examination: 50%

Contact hours

12 hours per week including; 3 hours per week, including 1 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial and 9 hours independent study