Advanced Higher Design and Manufacture (Course Code: C719 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Design and Manufacture?

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.

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.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Design and Manufacture: Product Analysis (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Design and Manufacture: Product Development (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Design and Manufacture: Product Evolution (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 200 marks:

For the project you will be asked to develop a solution to a complex design and manufacture task.

The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?