SEM721 - Product Development


2021 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




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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), (week 1 - 4), 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour studio per week.


In this Unit you 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. 

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a combined mark of at least 50% on the final report, and the teamwork product development reflection.

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