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SED402 - Advanced Design Methodologies

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2017 (replaced by SED304)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Paul Collins





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week. Students must attend and participate in project based activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students must attend and participate in project based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


The unit has three modules: Design for Assembly - introduces the concept of designing products for ease of manufacture and assembly. Design for Disassembly - discusses reusability and recyclability and encourages a cradle to grave mentality when assessing the financial and environmental impact of products and processes. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis - techniques are used extensively by designers and engineers in industry. The method and its underlying principles will be covered.


Two assignments (group - 30%, individual 30%) 60%, project 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the group assignment.

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