In this course students will choose a focus from the areas of Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions, Robotic and Electronic Systems, Digital Communication Solutions, Material Products or Digital Technologies. Within each focus there is learning about investigating and analysing the purpose, design features, materials or resources and production techniques.
Students will develop design briefs, deconstruct problems, and plan, explore and evaluate possible solutions. Within the digital technologies focus there will also be learning about analysing real world data sets. Students will opt to be assessed using either the SACE Design, Technology and Engineering or Digital Technologies frameworks.
- Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions – Architecture, transport design, aerospace, maritime, food industry, etc. equipment
- Robotic and Electronic Systems – Robotics, microcontrollers such as arduino, biomedical engineering, autonomous systems, mechanical systems, pneumatic and/or hydraulic systems, IoT and sensors, communications
- Digital Communication Solutions – Graphics, film design, app development, CAD/CAM, digital animation, sound, web design
- Material Products – Composite materials, plastics, jewellery manufacturing. This may use 3D printers and/or laser cutters
- Digital Technologies – Application of a general-purpose programming language such as C++, java, python