Design & Integrating Technology T3 EDUC4079

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The aim of this course is to develop and extend students design knowledge, understanding and skills gained through the first and second year courses in design. The course also seeks to engage students in problem solving that requires integration of technological knowledge, skills and processes.


15 weeks 3 hours per week (1 lecture 2 design workshop).

Requirements of Entry

Design T1 and Design & Integrating Technology T2 (Direct entrants will be considered for entry without this requirement).

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.




In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge, understanding and skills in the practice of design. In addition students will be required to draw upon and integrate technological knowledge, skills and processes in the generation of solutions to contextualised problems.


This course supports the achievement of Standard for Initial Teacher Education elements: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.4.1

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Demonstrate a fluency in the specialised vocabulary of product design;

Show familiarity with mind map techniques;

Recognise and analyse a design problem or need;

Undertake design analysis and research important aspects of design;

Demonstrate insight into how factors such as materials, manufacturing process, technology and cost influence design;

Recognize factors which influence design and the response which these require of the designer;

Display an awareness of economic considerations as well as ecological, safety and social implications of design;

Construct a design idea or solution in a 3-D form;

Show competence in manufacturing skills;

Present a design folio;

Write a design brief, product design specification and report investigation;

Communicate clearly the development of ideas and design decisions and demonstrate skill in presentation; 

Produce a range of sketches from rough initial ideas to fully rendered presentation drawings; 

Exhibit the ability to produce accurate working technical drawings which incorporate dimensions.


Integrating Technological Knowledge, Skills and Processes


By the end of this course students will be able to:

Draw upon knowledge, skills and process from design, materials science, craft and manufacturing processes, electrical and electronics, graphics and ICT in developing technological solutions to meet needs and solve contextualised problems;

Develop a systematic approach to analysis and problem solving;

Develop a range of solutions in responding to a problem brief;

Evaluate solutions critically and constructively;

Communicate and present ideas, solutions and prototypes using appropriate media.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment. 80% attendance rule applies. Students must achieve a minimum of D3.