Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing (Stage 2)     Credits - 20 TAS  Full Year

Entry Recommendations

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%

  • Folio 30%

  • Product 50%

Associated Costs

Students 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.