Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing (Stage 2) Credits - 20 TAS Full Year
Satisfactory completion of Stage 1 Product Design and Fabrication.
Students develop and perfect a range of metal fabrication technologies and techniques while designing and constructing their choice of project. Utilising the design cycle students will research existing products; investigate the opportunities different materials posses; develop a concept through to a prototype; generate shop drawings; and construct a finished product with consideration for mass production. Throughout the project, students will keep in mind economy, environmental impact and the potential for future mass manufacturing.
Examples of tasks/topics
Project choices for this course range from a unique piece of contemporary furniture (chair) to a unique bicycle frame.
Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Skills and Application Tasks 20%
Associated CostsStudents pay for the materials used in the construction of their major project. They must present a signed Commitment to Pay form before beginning the making process. Full payment must be made two weeks after presenting the form.