Innovative Technologies

Why should I study Innovative Technologies?

This SACE Stage 1 course focuses on the following design areas: engineering, architecture, furniture and product design.

Students will develop their skills and capabilities through a series of activities and short projects, culminating in an extended design project. This includes developing appreciation of ‘form and function’ and using a variety of materials and manufacturing processes. Students will also develop their ability to draw, sketch, use CAD (Computer Aided Design)/CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and prototype, to communicate their ideas.

Students will become familiar with major design processes and the work of other designers in order to broaden their 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.

Excursions and speakers also play an important part in the course.

What do others think about Innovative Technologies?

Innovative technologies is a fantastic subject for any students wanting to learn or expand their CAD skills and knowledge. This course is really supportive and helpful for all skill levels. After completing a 3D printing first task to build confidence and knowledge, you get to design and 3D print your own solution to a design problem.

I believe all students would find Innovative Technologies a fun and creative subject to build skills and contemporary knowledge for a fast growing future. 


Where can I find more information about Innovative Technologies?

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