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CRAF7002 - Craft Project

Title:Craft Project
Long Title:Craft Project - Design, Development and Enterprise Potential
Module Code:CRAF7002
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: THOMAS MURRAY
Module Description: This module allows the student to demonstrate enhanced craft ability incorporating design and business applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and define a problem within the areas of Carpentry & Joinery/Furniture and propose possible solutions.
LO2 Develop and design working drawings and specific method statements reflecting best practice so as to enable investigation and analysis.
LO3 Produce a viable solution using appropriate materials and methodologies.
LO4 Develop a project report and make an oral presentation on their response to the initial brief.
LO5 Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the project design and explore its enterprise potential.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Craft Practice,Technological and Business modules
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Design
Initial design; application of principles; structural, aesthetic, sustainable, geometric and business. Conforming to current relevant Regulations.
Practical Design Applications
Scale drawings, scale model, material listing, setting out, health and safety, risk assessments, tool and machining usage (Four Cutter, Table saw, Inverted Cross-cut saw, Thicknesser, Horizontal Grinder), fixing and installation.
Testing and Analysis
Testing and development, variations and improvements.
Business Management
Record keeping, project diary, business plan, costing of bespoke and batch production, market potential.
Presentation and Communication
Project report and presentation, application to business.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Initial Research Report - Problem identification and proposed solution. 1 15.0 Week 2
Written Report Interim Concept & Design - Outlining the stages and development of the proposed solution including scale model, testing and analysis. 2,3 10.0 Week 4
Project Make a carpentry or joinery piece meeting the requirements of the initial brief. 1,2,3 65.0 Week 12
Written Report Final Report and Presentation - Outline in a presentation the process from initial research of the design to project realisation including an assessment of it's enterprise potential outlined in a business plan. 4,5 10.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Application of design and practical skills 8.0 Every Week 8.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review design brief 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Center for Craft Studies 2015, Project Design and Development Guidance Document, CIT
  • Bryan Lawson 2010, How designers think, Oxford ; Elsevier/Architectural, 2006. [ISBN: 0750660775]
  • S. G. Naoum 2014, Dissertation research and writing for construction students, Jordan Hill, Oxford, England ; Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998. [ISBN: 0750629886]
  • Don Norman. 2013, The design of everyday things, New York; Basic Books [ISBN: 9780465072996]
  • Evers, N et al 2014, Technology Entrepreneurship: Bringing Innovation to the Marketplace, Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 1137020105]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Eric Ries 2011, The Lean Startup, Crown Business [ISBN: 9780307887894]
  • Michael E. Gerber 2009, The E-Myth Revisited, Harper Collins [ISBN: 9780061741654]
  • Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong, Lloyd C. Harris and Nigel Piercy 2013, Principles of Marketing, 6th Ed., Pearson Education [ISBN: 978027374297]
  • John Brooks 2014, Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street, Open Road Media [ISBN: 9781497638853]
  • Matt Watkinson 2014, The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences, Pearson Education [ISBN: 0273775987]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 6 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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