IDE4117 - Industrial design studio 7 (major project 1) - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Selby Coxon


Associate Professor Selby Coxon

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)






This unit is the first part of a major industrial design project. The unit provides an opportunity to research issues, undertake conceptual designs and develop refinements on the basis of the advanced attainment achieved at the end of the third year. Students should be particularly concerned with the development of their personal design philosophy, the way in which it responds to social needs and its visual and social expression as a preliminary to its virtuoso development in the major project. The contemporary discourse in industrial design and related theory is actively discussed and debated, with students encouraged to develop a personal position relative to it.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate a capability to research and explore the full range of issues to be considered in an industrial design project;
  2. Be able to practice industrial design to a high standard of professional competency;
  3. Be able to relate their work to contemporary discourse and seek to extend its boundaries through their design work;
  4. Be able to defend their chosen direction in the major project against informed criticism;
  5. Have a base of knowledge, understanding and capability necessary to undertake their major project;
  6. Be capable of organising, developing and planning methodologies associated with the major project which will help to successfully determine a viable outcome;
  7. Observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 8 contact hours plus 16 hours of independent study.

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