EMT303 Design & Technology Project (8)


This subject builds on prior learning in the practice of design and use of technologies, tools, materials and equipment, as students demonstrate skills of designing and managing a coherent design project. Students will: understand the relationships between design, technology, creativity, innovation and enterprise; apply design concepts, criteria and considerations to technology processes and production skills; and implement ways of communicating, evaluating, assessing, reporting on and presenting a designed product, system, service or environment. The subject also enables students to consider emerging technologies and preferred futures.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT303
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • explain the relationship between design, technology, creativity, innovation, and enterprise;
  • apply design concepts, criteria and considerations to design ideas;
  • make judgements about appropriateness of planning and management decisions;
  • produce a coherent product or system or environment;
  • demonstrate a range of strategies to communicate, assess, evaluate, report on and present designed solutions;
  • demonstrate clear and accurate writing and professional written and other communication skills including: effective research skills; use of appropriate educational terminology, and the ability to use referencing and citation conventions.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Understanding the relationship between design and technology in technology education
  • Making decisions in design and technology– experiential approaches
  • Deriving models for critiquing, exploring and investigating aspects of design
  • Reading a design and technology curriculum for project-based learning
  • Identifying, generating, articulating and establishing criteria and evaluating design ideas
  • Establishing and achieving outcomes with efficient planning and management
  • Testing, selecting, developing and using resources and materials to manage production processes
  • Implementing production of a coherent product, service, system or environment
  • Communicating visually, verbally, graphically, digitally [written/audio], by representation, modelling a prototype, collaborative approaches, presenting a portfolio, and marketing
  • Evaluating local and global domestic, community, industrial, business and government projects, including emerging approaches to design and technology
  • Developing project-based design and technology curriculum materials: integration, sequence, variety and relevance
  • Linking designed solutions and outcomes, evaluation and assessment strategies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.