Physical Principles for Designers - IDES1071

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Industrial Design Program

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This is the first of two courses designed to provide a platform of understanding of physical principles and manufacturing technologies encountered by Industrial Designers. A basic understanding of the principles and related physical properties of materials, mechanical devices, electricity and electronic products is covered. Such knowledge will enable students to comprehend and conceive of product design solutions that are informed by realistic expectations in terms of estimated product function, performance and use. In addition, the course will enable students to discuss their design proposals with technical experts, such as manufacturing engineers and materials specialists.


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