EDSE11022 - Timber Technology and Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to product design and development using a major natural resource, timber. It includes graphical design processes and occupational health and safety considerations in the demonstration of practical and theoretical knowledge and skills that are necessary to teach Industrial Technology and Design in the middle years of schooling (7-10). Knowledge and understanding of timber as a renewable natural resource, and its use in production processes will be gained through working with industrial machinery, digital and hand tool technologies. Students will design, develop, adapt and evaluate projects utilising critical aspects of knowledge about timber, and develop hands-on skills of working with timber-based materials.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Practical 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
Increase number of Residential days
Recommendation
Possible increase in residential days.
Action Taken
Number of days stayed the same, review of course in 2020.
Source: Students
Feedback
Reduce the number of projects to be completed during Residential.
Recommendation
Review the number of projects to be completed. Current projects provide students with a range of projects being used in schools today.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of timber industry practices
  2. Apply theories of using timber as a renewable resource and the technological processes used to produce timber-based materials underpinning the content of middle years Industrial Technology and Design teaching
  3. Investigate how to plan, sequence, implement and assess timber materials used in the production of projects incorporated in the middle years industrial technology and design teaching area
  4. Recognise and apply basic skills sequences and procedures using design processes required for teaching timber technologies to school students in Years 7-10
  5. Critically evaluate specific applications of tools and equipment used in the production of timber technologies in the Middle Years of Learning
  6. Apply Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the school work place
  7. Analyse preferred implementation processes for the design of timber technologies through sequenced processes
  8. Demonstrate a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn, individually and in peer learning teams.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment