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Project planning and research for industrial design ( 3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.063 EFTSL)



Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Research methods and their application. Industrial design (research) issues: users, clients, technology, production and environmental issues. Project management issues: contract law and contract administration, authority approvals, cost planning, staff resource allocation, costing and budget planning. Computer-based project schedules and resource allocation, time schedules and critical path networks for sub-projects with multi-activities.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: capable of researching criteria relating to industrial design and product development; able to identify key issues which influence the outcome of such projects; capable of planning and undertaking design research in product development; able to effectively communicate design research critera which meets management objectives ; 5.undertake computer-based planning and scheduling for the implementation of the design project.

Assessment: Assignments: 100%

Contact Hours: 2 taught hours and 4 independent study hours

Prerequisites: IDE3105

Corequisites: IDE3106