IDE1502 - Modelmaking and workshop practice - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Robbie Napper


Mr Peter Farrer

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


DGN1001 or ARC2002




This unit deals with the practical aspects of making models in a workshop, embracing workshop practices, modelling techniques and using manual or semi-automated tools. Students undertake programmed exercises in modelmaking including three dimensional form development, and gain an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of modelling materials


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have a knowledge of the range of modelling types and their applications
  2. be able to make simple models of the design objects in the workshop
  3. have a general understanding of fabrication techniques and finishing processes involved in the execution of prescribed design modelling projects
  4. have a working knowledge of the application and operation of manual and semi automatic equipment
  5. understand occupational health and safety policy requirements of the modelmaking workshop environment and be able to demonstrate safe working practices on a selected range of equipment.


Progressive assessment (60%)

Examination (40%)

Workload requirements

4 hours of taught classes plus 8 hours of individual study per week

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