Design and Manufacture


Why study Design and Manufacture?

This course allows you to explore the multi-faceted world of product design and manufacturing. Creativity is at the heart of this course and its combination with technology makes it exciting and dynamic.

Design and Manufacture provides you with skills in designing and communicating design proposals, allowing you to refine and resolve your design ideas effectively. The course stresses the integration of designing and making, highlighting the close relationship between designing, making, testing, and refining design ideas.

The skills you learn in this course give you a broad range of potential for jobs or careers; in the expressive arts, mathematics, science, information technology, as well as in craft, design, engineering and graphics.

What will I study?

This course combines elements of creativity and designing for aesthetic or visual impact with elements of designing for the practicalities of manufacturing. You will appreciate the importance to a product of form, function, and performance. You will develop strategies for the evaluation of these attributes and to refine and resolve their designs accordingly. The course allows consideration of the various factors that impact on a product’s design. It will consider the life cycle of a product from its inception through design, manufacture, and use, including its disposal and/or re-use – cradle-to-cradle.

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