Design and Integrating TechnologyT2 EDUC2064

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course develops the theory and practice of design, including folio production and model making. In requires students to apply and integrate discreet areas of technology, forms of knowledge and specific and generic skills.


Weekly, 1 hour lecture, 2 hour workshop.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



Students will produce a number of designs in response to a range of problem briefs. Students will also be required to integrate a range of knowledge drawn from engineering, science and technology in developing solutions, models and prototypes.

Course Aims

This course aims to build on the first year course that provided an introduction to product design and would be a compulsory component for the Bachelor of Technological Education (BTechEd).

The aims of this course are to further expose students to the theory and practice of design, including folio production and model making. During the course students will develop folio, modelling, group working, research and presentation skills. Building on the first year course, Design T1, there will be an emphasis on such aspects as conceptual design, business aspects of design, materials selection, aesthetic design, and design analysis/evaluation methods. Students will also develop a critical awareness of current literature on design and design education. Students will be required to integrate, in the context of design problem solving, a range of knowledge and skills drawn from across other areas of their programme of study.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

1. By the end of the course the students will be able to:

Communicate using specialist design vocabulary.

2. Analyse and explore a problem, need or design opportunity.

3. Apply the design process in response to a problem or need.

4. Generate creative design solutions through research and investigation.

5. Identify factors which influence design and explain their relevance in difference contexts and for the designer.

6. Select appropriate materials in the context of design and concept development.

7. Recognise and explain the business aspects of design such as costing, market research and market testing.

8. Display knowledge of design factors relating to manufacture, production, human factors, environmental factors and aesthetics.

9. Apply a range of soft modelling techniques to realise ideas, concepts or solutions in 3D form.

10. Construct a design folio to communicate design thinking.

11. Apply recognised methods of design evaluation.

12. Integrate knowledge and skills from a range of areas within the design/problem solving context.

13. Demonstrate an understanding of selected concepts and issues from published research on design and design education.

14. Effectively and appropriately employ a number of graphic techniques and conventions in communicating design ideas.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must have an 80% attendance or better at all timetabled classes. Students must achieve at least a D3 grade. Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.