EDSE14005 - Manufacturing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As a capstone unit to the suite of Industrial Technology and Design (INTAD) units, this unit engages pre-service teachers with their larger role in the agenda of the delivery of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. This unit challenges pre-service teachers to engage secondary school students in an interdisciplinary and applied approached which will excite and engage them with real world application and problem solving. The unit brings together the required hand skills and understanding from the preceding INTAD units to develop a program that will inspire young people with a manufacturing interest towards careers that will build our nation. With the support of the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation, this unit seeks to redress the disjointed approach to STEM with a cohesive learning paradigm which combines these strands on a platform of innovation and creativity.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

30 credit points (5 units) from the Industrial Technology and Design minor.

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. Practical Assessment 50%
2. Portfolio 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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Ensure more feedback on assessment responses is provided.
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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Plan and develop a STEM program based on a suite of design and construction activities
  2. Apply skills sequences and procedures using CAD/CAM, virtual modelling techniques and appropriate discipline specific teaching techniques
  3. Apply problem solving, planning, sequencing, implementing and assessing strategies to STEM applications and processes to promote STEM education including the application of innovation
  4. Critically evaluate the design and manufacture of STEM teaching and production processes
  5. Apply appropriate workplace health and safety and maintenance practices when engaging in design and manufacturing activities.

This unit aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage):

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

7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Practical Assessment
2 - Portfolio