Year 10 – Subs in Schools Challenge

Length: Full Year
Contact: Science Leader

Recommended Background

B grade or higher in Year 9 Science and an interest in studying Science/STEM.

Course Description

Subs in Schools allows students to explore the complex challenges of maritime engineering and hydrodynamics using coding and electronics as they design and build operational submarines and ROV’s (Remotely Operated Vehicles).

The SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge is the result of collaboration between REA, the Department of Defence, and industry stakeholders including the Australian Submarine Corporation and Saab Australia.

Students design either a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) or a Submarine which they must operate. They then compete in the State Final at the Royal Adelaide Show.

Students undertaking Subs in Schools must undertake the subject for a full year.


Assessment types will include practical skills and reports/folios and will include a focus on collaboration and project management skills.

Leads To

Stage 1 Biology
Stage 1 Physics
Stage 1 Chemistry
Stage 1 Psychology