School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Design Management 3: Organisational Skills for DesignersWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300014.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Ability to use: e-mail, internet web browser, WebCT or equivalent, word processing program. Knowledge and/or experience in: referencing, essay writing, group work and the successful completion of Level 2 units would be of advantage and will be assumed.

Equivalent Units
10886 - Design Management 3B: Professional Practice

About this Unit
Key learning outcomes include that students: understand manufacturing paradigms and their impact on the product development process and the design process; understand the impact of organisational structures, strategies and processes on the design process; develop and gain experience of using key skills that will enable them to work successfully with various organisational members in the product development process. These skills include teamwork, decision-making and communication, analysis and problem solving. Develop and gain experience of using distance communication and virtual teamwork skills, skills that are becoming increasingly important in new product development.

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