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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9 points, SCA Band 1, 0.1875 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)To be advised


This unit brings together all the studies that students have undertaken in the course. It provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate the capability to integrate all aspects of industrial design project work in a holistic design that demonstrates professional competence. Students are encouraged to think creatively to identify a marketing need, research and source relevant product data, develop a product design specification and undertake the design of a product proposal under supervision of academic staff. Project work is presented in a folio format, documented for production and final design proposals are also undertaken in detailed model form.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. integrate technical, aesthetic and symbolic factors involved in an industrial design project
  2. achieve a holistic design, which demonstrates professional competence and cultural awareness
  3. interact with industry and source relevant data
  4. research, select and specify components relevant to individual projects
  5. prepare viable design solutions for volume manufacture in accordance with project criteria
  6. demonstrate communication skills including the execution of detailed-scaled model/s for presentation purposes.


Projects: 100%

Workload requirements

The Prato option entails additional travel and accommodation costs. 6 studio/tutorial hours and 12 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information