IDE3814 - Materials and manufacturing 2 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 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 Mark Richardson


Dr Rowan Page

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


OHS1000 and either IDE1802Not offered in 2019 or ENG1501 or ENG1050 or MEC2403


This unit broadens the student's understanding of the use and properties of materials in product design. There is a particular emphasis upon new and emerging materials and processes and volumes of production. Lectures cover the following areas of study; comparative assembly techniques, automated assembly, recycling and disassembly, surface treatments, guidelines for designing mouldings; fastening and joining techniques.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have an advanced knowledge of applications of materials and manufacturing in product design;
  2. Understand the performance of materials including environmental exposure;
  3. Understand the properties of new and emerging materials and their process interaction;
  4. Be able to design products for assembly and disassembly;
  5. Observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.

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