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Industrial technology engineering

Course: Industrial Technology Engineering        Faculty: Industrial Technology        Course Fees: $80.00

Impact on Stage 6: Note that Stage 5 Engineering is different to Stage 6 Engineering. Stage 6 Engineering requires competent application of mathematics.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – ELECTIVE SUBJECT

The Electronics focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to engineering and associated industries.

 

MAIN FOCUS AREAS

The Engineering 1 core module includes common content and topic content that develops knowledge and skills in the use of tools, materials and techniques related to Engineered Structures and Engineered Mechanisms.

These are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Control Systems
  • School-Developed Module
  • Transport

Practical projects should reflect the nature of the Engineering focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to engineering. These may include:

  • a range of devices and appliances
  • electronic and mechanical control systems.
  • programmable microcontrollers
  • robotics projects
  • small structures
  • small vehicles

Projects promote the sequential development of skills and reflect an increasing degree of student autonomy as they progress through the course

 

OUTCOMES

  • Identifies, assesses, applies and manages the risks and WHS issues associated with the use of a range of tools, equipment, materials, processes and technologies
  • Applies design principles in the modification, development and production of projects
  • Identifies, selects and uses a range of hand and machine tools, equipment and processes to produce quality practical projects
  • Selects, justifies and uses a range of relevant and associated materials for specific applications
  • Selects, interprets and applies a range of suitable communication techniques in the development, planning, production and presentation of ideas and projects
  • Identifies and participates in collaborative work practices in the learning environment
  • Applies and transfers skills, processes and materials to a variety of contexts and projects
  • Evaluates products in terms of functional, economic, aesthetic and environmental qualities and quality of construction
  • Describes, analyses and uses a range of current, new and emerging technologies and their various applications
  • Describes, analyses and evaluates the impact of technology on society, the environment and cultural issues locally and globallybally