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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)To be advised


This unit serves as an introduction to the field of consumer product design. Teaching centres on the design of electrical appliances, with emphasis on production issues, value analysis, ergonomics, materials selection, and documentation for manufacture. Consumer appeal and market factors will also be taken into account.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Design products to a high standard of technical and aesthetic performance;
  2. Apply product analysis techniques to existing products and learn to develop them for new products;
  3. Locate and apply information on materials and manufacturing processes;
  4. Carry out design projects for the consumer product field, which incorporate electromechanical components and devices;
  5. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the industrial design studio


Folio presentation of assigned projects: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Robbie Napper

Contact hours

12 hours per week including 4 hours studio contact and 8 hours of independent study