Core Module Information
Module title: Materials for Inspirational Design 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES08127
Module leader: Trent Jennings
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Through studio based activities you will explore the inspirational properties and characteristics of materials and manufacturing processes. You will explore limitations and opportunities and define material and structural specifications for innovative design outcomes. This will involve the appropriate selection of materials and processes against a criteria of quality performance. You will be introduced to standard industry terminology, and methods for visual communication of design specification using CAD (3D modelling)

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Explore how design objectives can be realised through differentiating between material performance data enabling optimised and rigorous selection.

LO2: Examine the merits of selecting materials to give the desired shape and performance utilising specific manufacturing processes against specified criteria.

LO3: Consider how material finishes enhance aesthetic and environmental performance.

LO4: Develop an insight into how material performance can be improved by post process actions.

LO5: Illustrate and describe design outcomes using 3D CAD modelling skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Trent Jennings
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Online Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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