units

MKF2401

Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Marketing

Coordinator(s)

Ms Narelle Pittard

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is run jointly between the Department of Design and the Department of Marketing. The unit reviews the history of packaging, and the dual use of package in today's environment, specifically focusing on both the legal and social requirement of packages, alongside the branding implications. This unit features a studio component in which students are encouraged to design and create their own packages.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the importance of packaging as an element of product design
  2. describe the legislative requirements and production requirements associated with packaging
  3. appreciate some of the problems and opportunities facing marketers and designers, as part of the product design process
  4. implement packaging strategies
  5. appreciate the relationship between packaging and branding.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

MKF1120 or equivalent