15080 DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Course: Design & Technology Category: A
2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course Exclusions: Nil
Students study design processes, design theory and factors in relation to design projects.
In the Preliminary course students study designing and producing which includes the completion of at least two design projects.
In the HSC course students undertake a study of innovation and emerging technologies which includes a case study of an innovation. They also study designing and producing which includes the completion of a Major Design Project.
Main Topics Covered:
Designing and Producing including the study of design theory, design processes, creativity, collaborative design, research, management, using resources, communication, manufacturing and production, computer-based technologies, safety, evaluation, environmental issues, analysis, marketing and manipulation of materials, tools and techniques.
Innovation and Emerging Technologies including a case study of innovation. The study of designing and producing includes a Major Design Project. The project folio includes a project proposal and management, project development and realisation, and project evaluation.
Particular Course Requirements:
In the Preliminary course, students must participate in hands-on practical activities. In the HSC course, the comprehensive study of designing and producing that were studied in the Preliminary course are synthesised and applied. This culminates in the development and realisation of a Major Design Project (MDP) and the presentation of a case study. MDP = 60% of final HSC mark for Design & Technology.
SKILLS / APTITUDE Important Not so important
Essay Writing *
Oral Reporting *
Practical Work *
Working in a group or team *
Public Performance *
Meeting Deadlines *
Fees: Project costs and materials required: $40
Other costs: Major project materials (HSC course)
Assessment: HSC Design and Technology