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SED402 - Advanced Design Methodologies

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Final offering in 2016

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
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 compulsory 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 mandatory 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 compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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