Design and Manufacture 4
Run by School of Education and Human Development
30 Credits or 15 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Dewi Rowlands
Overall aims and purpose
- To identify real needs which can be addressed through designing and manufacturing.
- To further develop students' more complex design and presentation skills.
- To make students aware of the relevant environmental issues.
To identify real needs which can be addressed through designing and manufacturing. To further develop students' more complex design and presentation skills. To make students aware of the relevant environmental issues.
See the learning outcomes.
A good overall grasp of all the learning outcomes and how they relate to one another.
A very good grasp of all the learning outcomes and the ability to reflect on their relationship to one another in an analytic way.
Successful students will 1. have identified certain real-world tasks which need addressing through design and manufacture; 2. have demonstrated awareness of some of the environmental issues involved; 3. have produced a design portfolio that takes into account real needs, economic viability, and market potential; 4. have demonstrated their understanding of how to apply more complex design principles in the classroom or the workplace.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
|Practical classes and workshops||
108 hours contact time. 12 hours per week over a period of 9 weeks. Mixture of lectures, seminars, and practical sessions in the workshops.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- X1WF: BSc Design and Technology year 3 (BSC/DTECH)
- W240: BSC Product Design year 3 (BSC/PD)
- W242: BSc Product Design with International Experience year 4 (BSC/PDIE)