Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design


Dr Robbie Napper



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The aim of this unit is to prepare the student to demonstrate a level of competency enabling them to enter into the profession. The studio content focuses upon a student chosen design project that brings together all the learning and skill set acquisition that students have hitherto undertaken on the course. It provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their capacity to integrate all aspects of Industrial Design project work into a holistic project; engaging design thinking, materiality, human interaction manufacturing, and communication that demonstrates professional competence. Students are encouraged to think creatively to identify a market or societal need, research and source relevant data, develop a product design specification and undertake the design of a product proposal under the supervision of academic staff. Project work is presented in folio format, documented for production. Final design proposals are also undertaken in detailed model or prototypical form where appropriate.


  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 models or prototypes for presentation purposes
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


100% Mixed mode

Workload requirements

On-campus: 8 hours contact including, lecture, practical and tutorial time and 16 hours of private study time are expected to be spent.

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