Module Title:Workshop Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learner is immersed in a range of collaborative, problem-solving activities, to investigate and evaluate where design can propose solutions for commercial and social benefit. The holistic, student-centred studio-based approach, facilitated by faculty, is intended to negotiate, facilitate and guide learner engagement and scaffold a deep-learning using the following strategies: • Lectures, • Studio based learning, • Peer-to-peer group/team learning, • E-Learning, • Presentation, • Workshop, • Self-directed independent learning,
Module Aim: The learner is introduced to workshop practice, health and safety, procedures, personal protective equipment, machinery, tools & material. They are introduced to techniques of fabrication and construction of 3D forms for design evaluation. The learner will attain the methodology, skills & professionalism around workshop practice that will ground the activity for follow on modules. The learner will develop the skills to read & interpret technical drawings and develop accurate 3D forms from them. The learner will also engage in archiving reference material that will assist in workshop practice and the model making activity
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To demonstrate the ability to safely use workshop machines associated with the fabrication of components and form for design models
LO2 To demonstrate the ability to use a range of model making materials in creating rapid form exercises
LO3 To spray paint models and deliver an appearance model.
LO4 To engage in workshops on health & safety in workshop practice & be aware of first aid procedures in place.
LO5 To be aware of components and tools associated with design focused workshops
LO6 To be able to read technical drawings & reproduce a 3D form based on them.
LO7 To compile a reference document on workshop practice.
LO8 To review skills attained and deliverable in context of design education
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Workshop Induction
Introduction to workshop and equipment, health and safety, good workshop practice, appropriate machine use skills, personal protective equipment (PPE) , model making materials, workshop tools, workshop signage
Exploration of Form
Rapid generation of 3D forms in modelling foam and the development of skills and techniques through iteration, explore the use hand tools, learn the qualities and opportunities of using modelling foam. Investigation of the role of planes in the geometric build up of form
Workshop Machinery, Tools, Accessories & PPE
A comprehensive look at all the machinery, equipment, accessories and personal protective equipment used in workshop practice. It will analysis safe use, related materials, typical applications and opportunities arising
Reading Technical drawing
Introduction of technical drawing and how they are used in the reproduction of 3D forms, first and third angle projection, views, scales, measurements, detailing, terminology
Representation Model
Generation of representation solid models, templates, scroll saw, band saws, pillar drills, milling machines, gluing, surface preparation, priming, spraying, assembly, materials (acrylic, MDF and plastic sheet)
Workshop Practice Reference Manual
Detailed manual documenting, machinery, tools, materials, PPE, activity, policies and procedures, health & Safety, templates associated with workshop practice
Workshop/Materials (Resource)
A dedicated space to allow learners to test, evaluate and represent the application of their research through 3D physical workshop made models. Resourcing of a workshop space include machinery, tools and materials. Materials such as modelling foam, MDF, Jelutong, Cardboard, foam board are all essential to investigation of developing a design solution.
Technician (Resource)
A dedicated design technician to support, demonstrate and maintain equipment while auditing and stocking of materials for the design workshop and studio practice
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Special Regulation
All elements mandatory On suceessful completion of module learners are awarded an Institute of Technology Carlow cetificate in Workshop Practice
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Workshop Induction Skills Projects – Modelling foam geometric shapes, MDF letter B & plastic sheet bending desk tidy. 1,2,4 5.00 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation Reproduction of complex 3D forms in modelling foam. 1,2,5 5.00 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Generation of an appearance model 1,3,6 30.00 Week 15
Project Workshop Practice Reference Document 4,5,6,7 30.00 Week 15
Portfolio A submission of a portfolio showing content and development over the year across the six key learning streams 2,4,7,8 20.00 Week 30
Oral Examination/Interview Learners will present for interview and review performance across the six key learning streams including a future development plan 1,7,8 10.00 Week 30
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 2.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_DHPDI_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design Innovation 1 Mandatory
CW_DHIDE_D Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design 1 Mandatory