Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
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This unit broadens the student's understanding of the use and properties of materials in product design. There is a particular emphasis upon new and emerging materials and processes and volumes of production. Lectures cover the following areas of study; comparative assembly techniques, automated assembly, recycling and disassembly, surface treatments, guidelines for designing mouldings; fastening and joining techniques.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
Progressive assessment: 50%; Class test: 50%
12 hours per week including, 3 studio hours and 9 independent study hours per week.
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