Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mark Richardson


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. have an understanding of the application of electrical and mechanical systems for contemporary products
  2. have a basic working knowledge of electricity and mechanics
  3. experience 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%

Workload requirements

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

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