Design and Technology–Resistant Materials
In this course, students learn how to design and manufacture a number of products by working with various materials, components, tools and equipment. They learn about technological development and the design principles involved in traditional and modern manufacturing industry. They acquire skills in the application of a variety of techniques and processes while working with CAD, wood, metal, plastics and fabric. computer driven equipment.
Students examine how specific systems are designed and applied to achieve particular outcomes through the use of electronics and mechanisms. They record their progress in a folio of design and development work. The course includes an excursion to experience industrial design at first hand. Students investigate design-related topics and report on their findings.