Why should I study Innovative Technologies?
The course is centred on the following design areas: engineering, architecture, furniture and product design. In this Stage 1 course, you will develop your skills and capabilities through a series of activities and short projects led by your teacher, culminating in your own extended design project. You will develop your appreciation of ‘form and function’ and use a variety of materials and manufacturing processes. You will develop your ability to draw, sketch, use CAD (Computer Aided Design)/CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and prototype, to communicate your ideas. You will become familiar with major design processes and the work of other designers in order to broaden your appreciation of good design.
Where does Innovative Technologies lead?
This subject provides a good background for Welding, Metal Machining and Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. It will also lead into technology-related Stage 2 subjects such as Metal Technologies, and into a range of other Engineering certificates at Certificate II and III level.
What work will I do in Innovative Technologies?
Initially, each session is designed to help improve your drawing, design and advanced manufacturing skills. As the term progresses, some of the time is still devoted purely to techniques, extending your abilities to record your ideas as well as making; and some of the time is devoted to understanding technological issues (material properties, manufacturing processes, and design movements). Gradually, more and more time is given to your project work.
A key difference you will notice from other subjects is our OneNote online learning system. You will receive regular one-to-one sessions with your teacher to help discuss your progress and to plan your project work.
Excursions and speakers also play an important part in the course.
Where can I find more information about Innovative Technologies?
For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:
- Stage 1 (Year 11)