EDSE12026 - Graphics and 2D Computer Aided Design Technologies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to graphical and 2-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD). It provides the necessary skills for the demonstration of practical and theoretical knowledge thus enabling you to teach Graphics and 2D CAD in the discipline of Industrial Technology and Design in the middle years of schooling (7-10). You will design, develop, adapt and evaluate projects utilising critical aspects of knowledge about graphics and 2-dimensional drawing. You will develop hands-on drawing skills and the ability to work with 2-dimensional design technologies.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
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 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

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. Written Assessment 15%
2. Practical Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 15%
4. Practical Assessment 15%
5. Written Assessment 35%

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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 13.64% 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: Students
Feedback and results not returned in timely manner
Provision of feedback improved.
Action Taken
Review of feedback and results time frame with tutor. Timeframe improved for feedback and results.
Source: Student.
3 day Residential School is not enough time to complete assessment tasks.
Review Residential School schedule.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the use, development and impact of design concepts through the use of graphical and 2-dimensional communication
  2. Apply graphical and 2-dimensional design concepts and procedures
  3. Plan, sequence, implement and assess graphics used in the production of projects
  4. Recognise and apply basic skills sequences and procedures using design processes required for teaching Graphics and 2 D CAD technologies
  5. Critically evaluate specific applications of tools and equipment used in the production of Graphics and 2 D CAD technologies
  6. Apply appropriate workplace health and safety and maintenance practices when engaging in design activities
  7. Communicate and work professionally in peer learning teams.

Australian Institute for School Leadership (AITSL, 2013), Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level):

Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area; 2.2 Content selection and organisation

Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

4.4 Maintain student safety

Standard 6: Engage in professional learning

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice; 6.3 Engage with colleagues to improve practice.

Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.

7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements; 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Written 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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Written Assessment