Design and Digital Technologies introduces students to both the nature of learning in Design and Technology and Digital Technologies to enhance problem solving, innovation and creative thinking skills for 21st century learners. Students develop deep understanding of the thinking processes of planning, producing and evaluating which are essential processes in Design and Technology, and defining, organising and implementing which are essential processes in Digital Technology. They engage in design and digital challenges to build their own content and process knowledge in the learning area and reflect on the value of technological ways of thinking and learning for sustainability and innovation. Students explore a range of digital tools that support their engagement in the Design and Digital Technologies Curriculum content and pedagogy.
|Student Contribution Band||1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Practical and Written Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.65% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Practical and Written Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Presentation||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Practical and Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Presentation||•||•||•||•||•||•|