SEM721 - Product Development

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Kaja Antlej





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week (week 1 - 4), 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour studio per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1 hour class per week (weeks 1-4 recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week, and weekly team meetings which will take at least 1 hour per week.


In this unit we shall explore Design Methodologies and Product Development; you will be exposed to several theories on design and product development, practices as well as hear from industry experts. You will put theory into practice through an intensive industry based project, which all assessment will link. The ultimate goal of this class is to develop a product for a client. This unit will follow the entire design and product development process, from concept generation, through to virtual prototypes and possibly physical depending on student’s progress.


Design brief 30%, final report 40%, group assessment and peer review (includes oral presentation) 30%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a combined mark of at least 50% on assignment 2 (final report) and assignment 3 (peer review component).


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