Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Vincent Moug


The use of materials and manufacturing processes with particular reference to their application in product design. Product life cycle and environmental design considerations are taken into account to include disassembly techniques and the recycling of metals and plastics. Students gain an understanding of design applicable for low volume manufacture or batch production.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have a basic knowledge of manufacturing methods
  2. understand the properties of materials, used in manufacturing purposes
  3. be able to interpret product designs for low volume, batch production
  4. have a basic knowledge of applied mechanics relating to product design materials and structures
  5. appreciate product life, recycling and environmental issues.


Class assignments: 60% Examination: 40%

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Contact hours

3 hours lectures and tutorials and 9 hours independent study