EDSE11023 - Metal Technologies and Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to knowledge of the origins, structure, characteristics, properties and uses of fabricated materials such as metal to construct and critically evaluate a range of products. It includes production 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 of this and other fabricated materials and their 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 and develop the hands-on skills of working with metal and other fabricated materials.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA 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 2 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 90.91% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 36.67% response rate.

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
Review Residential School criteria sheet
Review and update Residential Criteria sheet.
Action Taken
Criteria sheet reviewed and updated.
Source: Student
Potentially include video content based on the Residential school projects so that students can familiarise themselves with the projects prior to attending.
Review current video concerning Residential school assessment and look at including more Residential school content.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of metal industry practices
  2. Apply theories of materials fabrication, specifically metal, underpinning the content of middle years industrial technology and design teaching
  3. Investigate processes used to produce fabricated materials that may be used in school-based projects
  4. Explain relevant facility maintenance processes and procedures in a secondary school workshop
  5. Critically evaluate specific applications for metal working tools and equipment used in Middle Years of Learning
  6. Apply Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the school work place
  7. Analyse preferred implementation processes for working with fabricated materials through sequenced design processes
  8. Demonstrate a professional capacity to communicate and work in peer learning teams.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 10
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment