SED304 - Product Development


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125

One unit from SEJ101 or SED102 and completion of 14 credit points of S% coded units



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online content per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour seminar per week. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour online content per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week, and up to 1 hour of additional online content per week. Students may be required to attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week (typically week 6).


In this unit students explore the process of identifying potential users, market and technology opportunities to develop a product that is fit-for-purpose. The proposed process encourages applied research and project management through the development of a given product type via a specific design challenge. As a student undertaking this unit you will develop research, design and engineering skills through a practical industry-related example where consultation with key industry players and governance is essential for the successful development of a relevant and advanced product outcome. The assessment is based on how engineers and product developers work in industry: there is both individual and team components but you will be assessed independently. This is a practice-based unit so you and your team will work towards producing a minimum value proposition of a product solution that addresses the client's design criteria by the end of the trimester.

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