Design & Technology: Things that Move - Mechanisms

LevelYear 7-8
Learning AreaTechnologies
DurationSemester
SemesterSemester 2
Additional CostsNone

Who is this course for?

Students who want to explore, construct and learn the basics of engineered structures and mechanisms.

What will I learn

Exploring the fundamentals of engineering structures and the basics of engineered mechanisms, you will:

  • investigate the essentials of structures through research and testing.
  • investigate the basic engineering principles of mechanisms through experimentation and prototyping
  • make and test structures and mechanic models, and prototypes
  • investigate the properties and suitability of structural materials
  • design and produce a final product

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on achievement standards and will consider:

  • evidence of completing the steps of the design process
  • understanding issues related to sound engineering practice
  • final product

Last updated: 02 August 2018