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Blakehurst High School

Nihil Sine Labore - Nothing Without Hard Work

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Stage 5 engineering

Industrial technology - engineering is a subject which provides an excellent link to the engineering studies and physics courses in Years 11 and 12. It provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to engineering and its associated industries.

The course will have a significant practical focus with much of the course being covered through the construction of projects in metal, timber, plastics, composites and electronics.

These projects will include

  • the building and testing to destruction of small structures
  • the construction of small projects from a variety of materials that display a range of properties
  • the construction of basic control circuits in electronics.

Further experiment work will be carried out in the investigation of properties of materials in photo-voltaic systems.

Modules covered in the course include engineered:

  • structures
  • mechanisms
  • control systems
  • alternative energy.

Within each module students will learn about:

  • OH&S and risk management
  • material properties
  • equipment, tools and machines for construction
  • engineering principles and processes
  • links to industry
  • engineering design
  • workplace communication skills
  • societal and environmental impacts.

What does this course lead to?

Industrial technology - engineering provides an excellent link to the engineering studies and physics courses in Years 11 and 12.

Students considering further study in areas such as engineering, architecture, industrial design and construction would find it of benefit to study industrial technology - engineering in Years 9 and 10.

It is possible in Years 9 and 190 to student industrial technology - engineering in conjunction with any of the other courses offered by the industrial arts faculty.