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Engineering

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? Yes (General Subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4


What is Engineering? 

Engineering includes the study of mechanics, materials science and control technologies through real-world engineering contexts where students engage in problem-based learning.

Students learn to explore complex, open-ended problems and develop engineered solutions. They recognise and describe engineering problems, determine solution success criteria, develop and communicate ideas and predict, generate, evaluate and refine prototype solutions. 

Students justify their decision-making and acknowledge the societal, economic and environmental sustainability of their engineered solutions. The problem-based learning framework in Engineering encourages students to become self-directed learners and develop beneficial collaboration and management skills.

What makes a student suited to Engineering?

Students who achieve success in Engineering are those who:
aspire to science-related tertiary courses, especially in engineering
have shown aptitude for both science and mathematics in Junior Secondary
show initiative, are self-motivated and can communicate effectively

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Minimum B standard in Core Math and Science and minimum C in Core English.


What is the cost of this subject?

Nil

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • 2 x A4 Exercise books (minimum 96 page)
  • Scientific calculator

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Introduction to Engineering
Engineering Structures
Examination (25%)
Report (25%)
 Semester 2Engineering Problem SolvingProject Folio (25%)
Project folio (25%)
Year 11Unit 1

Engineering fundamentals and society

Engineering history

The problem-solving process in Engineering

Engineering communication

Introduction to engineering mechanics

Introduction to engineering materials

Formative internal assessment 1:

Project — folio (25%)
Formative internal assessment 2:

Examination (25%)

Unit 2

Emerging technologies

Emerging needs

Emerging processes and machinery

Emerging materials

Exploring autonomy

Formative internal assessment 3:

Project — folio (25%)
Formative internal assessment:

Examination (25%)

Year 12Unit 3

Statics of structures and environmental considerations

Application of the problem-solving process in Engineering

Civil structures and the environment

Civil structures, materials and forces

Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):

Project — folio (25%)
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):

Examination (25%)

Unit 4

Machines and mechanisms

Machines in society

Materials

Machine control

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):

Project — folio (25%)
Summative external assessment (EA):

Examination (25%)


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Last reviewed 13 September 2019
Last updated 13 September 2019