DESIGN & MANUFACTURE
SCQF LEVEL 6 - Higher
This course allows you to explore the multi-faceted world of product design and manufacturing. Creativity is at the heart of this course and its combination with technology makes it exciting and dynamic.
Design and Manufacture provides you with skills in designing and communicating design proposals, allowing you to refine and resolve your design ideas effectively. The course stresses the integration of designing and making, highlighting the close relationship between designing, making, testing, and refining design ideas.
1 Year full time/
6 periods per week
work / short tasks / practical skill builders/ prototype model making/ theory exercises
2hr 15min Question Paper
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
The skills you learn in this course give you a broad range of potential for jobs or careers; in the expressive arts, mathematics, science, information technology, as well as in craft, design, engineering and graphics.
You will learn how to
devise, plan and develop practical design solutions
develop practical skills in the planning and development of models and prototypes
evaluate and research
understand manufacturing processes and materials
understand the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society
develop research skills
develop idea generation techniques
read drawings and diagrams
communicate design ideas and practical details
This course is made up of two component units – Design and Materials & Manufacture.
Learners will have the opportunity to:
develop an understanding and iterative nature of the design process
develop an understanding of the factors that influence design, marketing and the use of commercial products
devise, plan and develop practical solutions to design opportunities
consider the various factors that impact on a product’s design
consider the life cycle of a product from its inception through design, manufacture, and use, including its disposal and/ or re-use — cradle-to-cradle
explore design alternatives and to consider the manufacturing practicalities that these design alternatives bring to light
develop a sound knowledge of materials, manufacturing and production processes and how these influence the design of products
develop a the knowledge and understanding required to develop a viable design proposal for a commercial product and plan it’s production
apply practical skills to crafting of sketch and prototype models – 3D and CAD based
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
Entry Requirements are at the discretion of the Principal Teacher of the Design Faculty/course leader but it is advised that to do well in this higher course we would recommend that students have completed a N5 in Design and Manufacture (A- high C pass).
what will you get?
The Higher Graphic Communication Course assessment has two components totalling 170 marks –
Component 1 – 2 hr 15 min Question Paper – worth 80 marks
Component 2 – Course Assessment Assignment – worth 90 marks
The higher grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across all course assessment components, graded from A-D
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
Graphic Communication related Careers:-
Aerospace Engineer, Architect, Air Conditioning Engineer, Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer, Architectural Technologist, Automotive Engineer, BIM Technician, Blacksmith, Broadcast Engineer, Building Service Engineer, Building Technician, Cabinet Maker, CAD Technician, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Engineering Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician, Clinical/Biomedical Engineer, Clinical Technologist, CNC Machinist, Construction Manager, Control and Instrument Engineer, Craft Designer, Dental Technician, Design Engineer, Driller, Drilling Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrician, Electronics Engineer, Engineering Machine Operator, Ergonomist, Fabricator/Plater, Field Service Technician, Furniture Designer/Maker, Gas Service Engineer, Heat Treatment Operative, Interior Designer, Joiner/Carpenter, Landbased Service Engineer, Landscape Architect, Lighting Protection Engineer, Locksmith, Manufacturing Systems Engineer, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Medical Physicist, Merchant Navy Engineering Officer, Mining Engineer, Model Maker, Musical Instrument Technologist, naval Architect, Nuclear Engineer, Offshore Service Technician, Patent Attorney, Patent Examiner, Pattern Cutter/Grader, Petroleum Reservoir Engineer, Product Designer, Subsea Engineer, Toolmaker, Toolpusher, Tailor/Dressmaker, Special Effects Technician, Wind Turbine Technician, Wood Machinist/Turner
my world of work
This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.