School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Mathematics for Industrial DesignWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301077.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students should have assumed knowledge of any two units of English plus at least two units of Business Studies, Visual Arts, Physics or HSC Mathematics.

Equivalent Units
200191 - Fundamentals of Mathematics

About this Unit
From Spring 2020, this unit will be replaced by 301285 - Drawing Skills for Design Thinking. This unit builds confidence and fluency in applying mathematical skills in the context of design work. Students will practice measuring and calculating the areas and volumes of manufactured objects and proposed designs. They will use trigonometry to develop 2D and 3D scale drawings and will use statistics to inform designs, for example when using ergonomic data. They will explore the geometry of curves and will be introduced to the use of mathematical symmetries, sequences and patterns as design tools. Basic matrix operations and linear algebra are a foundation for design work involving software algorithms.

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