PROD313-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Industrial Product Design 2A

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


The design process for successful transition from product prototype through to final product. Advanced design aesthetics. Manufacturing of industrial products. Advanced economic analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will familiarise themselves with the workings of some typical Appliances including their construction and internal component configurations.
  • Students will familiarise themselves with the basics of hand-held ergonomics and discover where comfort and ergonomics lie.
  • Students will put into practise their knowledge of production processes in the ideation of creative redesign solutions that are native to the processes used.
  • Students will practice developing concepts, designs and creative technical solutions within their chosen Appliance market.
  • Students will practice and develop their 3D modelling skills to produce professional output.
  • Students will develop numerous sketch and proof of concept models as part of the concept & product development process, culminating in ready to ‘print’ CAD files.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.


Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 214
West 212
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Euan Coutts

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery


Project Plan: 6% (submission end WK6)

Research: 12% (submission end WK6)

Concepts: 12% (submission end WK6)

Lecture attendance & Studio Lab deliverables: 20% (over all weeks)

Final presentation of design project, Study week (tbd): 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.

All PROD313 Occurrences

  • PROD313-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021