ENGR 4016 Design Practice: Sustainable Components

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301309

Coordinator Michael Chapman Opens in new window

Description New Product development in architecture and construction industries draws upon construction knowledge, applied materials specification, design for durable systems, component interfaces supporting assembly and robust design principles with aesthetic considerations, functional and desirable product attributes. This subject forms part of the Design Practice specialisation and builds upon the principles of sustainable manufacturing and product life cycle in response to an emergent construction theme. In this subject, entrepreneurship and product detailing assist decisions that drive future advancements in construction component design.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Other Engineering And Related Technologies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Assumed Knowledge

The ability to communicate a design proposal using 2D or 3D computer software with annotations, and application of Australian Standards AS 1100 or related construction standards are desirable.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate market opportunities in architectural and construction product industries
  2. Employ design methods that enhance the design of component assemblies
  3. Apply engineering and material specification knowledge to new product development
  4. Improve connected interfaces between building materials through functional, efficient and aesthetic design considerations to a high quality and relevant manufactured standard

Subject Content

1.Connector design discovery for architectural and construction industries
2.Applied modular component design processes
3.Engineered material specification and detailing
4.Design for assembly, installation, and maintenance
5.Design for efficiency and elegance in resolution of functional and aesthetic requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Applied Project 1500 words (design brief) (10%) and 3 x A2 Concept Rendering (20%) 30 N Individual
Applied Project CAD Assembly (15%) Full set of Engineering Drawings (30%) 45 N Individual
Poster A1 Contextual Poster 25 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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