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
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School 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
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.