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Capstone product design project. Students work in groups to devise and develop design ideas, build and test their design prototypes and evaluate performance. Ideally, projects will be devised in collaboration with an industry partner. A final report will include the design specifications, idea generation, prototyping and evaluation, recommended manufacturing methods and an economic analysis. The final project may form the basis of an entry to an approved internationally recognised student design competition such as the Warman Design and Build Competition (Australiasia) or the James Dyson Award (International).
To demonstrate the ability to work in a team to generate innovative product design ideas for a client, including identifying and addressing any potential issues around indigenous and Maori and other indigenous group ownership and traditional use, and to follow the process through working prototypes to a final recommended product design Be able to communicate design specifications, project proposals, and final product designs to the level expected in industry Be able to recommend feasible manufacturing methods for their chosen design Be able to carry out a detailed economic analysis of manufacturing costs and economic feasibility of a final product design
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,754.00
International fee $8,400.00
* 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.