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Using more advanced features of digital design toolsets, you will engage more deeply in design methods and practices by developing more complex designs. In this unit, you will specify appropriate materials and joins based on knowledge of mechanics and progressing these from a concept to detailed design and evaluation. Technical drawing will be developed to convey detailed design information.
These skills will be used to consider approaches to innovation by developing an equipment design idea that addresses sustainability through re-use, repurposing and/or recycling of manufactured objects. Through a process of appreciative inquiry (building on strengths) you will also reflect on the complete design process to identify your personal approach to creative and design thinking, critical thinking and pre-emptive problem-solving.

You will be introduced to:
-a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
-principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
-reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
-ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry

Summary 2021

Unit name Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Unit code ZAE204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline STEAM

Mark Shelton

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

1. Apply design methods and practices to progress a design idea

2. Use advanced features of digital toolsets for design and engineering drawing

3. Analyse product life cycle management to develop innovative and sustainable design solutions

4. Reflect on and evaluate your own design capabilities to communicate professional development opportunities







1. Presentation(30%)

2. Portfolio (30%)

3. Reflection (40%)

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