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Stage 6 – Engineering Studies
2 Units in each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course – Category A
Major Project: No
What will I be doing in this course?
This course investigates the mechanical environment and the science of materials through the study of a range of engineering fields.
Through the study of aspects such as the historical development of products, the principles associated with bridges, truss work, motion, friction, hydraulics and propulsion, together with telecommunications, aeronautics and electrical/electronics, the student will gain an understanding of materials’ properties and industrial forming processes, and how engineers utilise this knowledge to improve our lives.
This subject will complement work studied in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (although it is not necessary to study these to study Engineering Studies), often providing a very good practical application for many of the theoretical concepts and principles studied in these subjects.
Having studied this course you will gain a good understanding of how many engineered solutions are achieved and will be better equipped to undertake such problem solving yourself.
This may include:
- Calculating safe loads on structures
- Achieving greatest efficiency out of mechanisms
- Being able to make informed choices regarding suitability of materials and forming and manufacturing processes
- Having the skills to communicate both in written and graphical forms to present solutions to engineering and manufacturing problems
How will this course help me in the future?
Engineering has a vast diversity of disciplines including mechanical, manufacturing, design, biomedical, electrical, communications, and maritime and aeronautics.
It should be emphasised that there is a high demand for engineers presently and particularly female engineers.
Students also interested in pursuing metal or telecommunications will benefit greatly from the study of this subject.
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