Industrial Technology – Engineering

A NESA Elective

Course Description

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

In Year 9 the core modules develop knowledge and skills in the use of materials, tools and techniques related to structures and mechanisms. The course is based on the practical solving of engineering problems and student will be working predominately in the workshops.

Year 10 Specialist Modules

The Year 9 core modules are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in Year 10:

  • Control Systems (robots)
  • Alternative Energy (solar car and wind powered generators)

Practical Projects

  • Small structures (planes, bridges)
  • Small vehicles
  • A range of devices and appliances
  • Robotics projects (robot wars)
  • Electronic and mechanical control

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

Practical experiences will be used to develop knowledge and understanding of and skills in designing, producing and evaluating.