Engineering, Design and Technology for Women

Why should I study Engineering, Design and Technology?

This subject is designed to introduce women to the engineering industry, and focuses on metal engineering, CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing), woodwork and jewellery making. You will build practical skills and capabilities through a series of activities and short projects led by your teacher, finishing with your own design project.

You will develop your appreciation of ‘form and function’, and use a variety of materials and manufacturing processes. You will learn to draw, sketch, use CAD/CAM and prototype, to communicate your ideas. You’ll also learn how to work with metal, 3D printing and laser cutting. 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 Engineering, Design and Technology lead?

This subject prepares you for Stage 2 Furniture Construction, Metal Technologies or VET programs in engineering or building. This course is offered in Semester 1, so can also lead to Semester 2 subjects like Innovative Technologies, Gateway 2 Trades, Woodwork and Welding.

What work will I do in Engineering, Design and Technology?

You’ll design, prototype and manufacture a range of products using new technologies. You’ll study the theory of design processes, and use critical and creative thinking skills to problem-solve your way to a final major product.

Where can I find more information about Engineering, Design and Technology?

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