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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 school
  • Show initiative, are self-motivated and communicate effectively

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

Year 9 -  minimum B Standard in Core Math and Science and minimum C in Core English

Year 10 - this course is not offered for Year 11 in 2022


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 pages)
  • Scientific calculator
  • BYOD laptop

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

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Introduction to Engineering
Materials and forces

Summative Assessment 1:
Project folio (25%)

Summative Assessment 2:
Report (25%)

 Semester 2

Emerging technologies

Exploring autonomy


Summative Assessment 3: Assignment (25%)

Summative Assessment 4:
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 4:
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 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022