Length: Single Semester
Contact: Technologies Leader
No prerequisites. Experience and knowledge of electronics and soldering is an advantage.
This course will focus on Electrical theory, including:
- Common electronic components
- Schematic symbols and diagrams
- Electronic soldering
- Proto-typing and modifying circuits
- CAD schematics are drawn and used
- Circuit boards are designed and manufactured using CAD / CAM milling technology
- Circuit testing and evaluation.
Where possible students may be given the opportunity to integrate the use of one or more of the following CAD / CAM, computer controlled machines into their design: laser cutting machine and / or 3D printer.
By the end of Year 10, students will be able to create a design solution based on a student design brief / challenge.
Student performance will be determined according to the Technologies Achievement Standards as outlined in the framework of the Australian Curriculum. Grades from A to E will be used for reporting purposes.
Assessment types will include:
- Process and Production Skills (70%)
- Major design project
- Design Document: Investigating, Planning, Producing and Evaluating (Python HTML and Vex Robots)
- Skills Exercises.
- Knowledge and Understanding (30 %)
- Written Assignments (Research and analysis): Technology – Impacts on society and environment
- Theory tests.
Note: Basic project materials are supplied, however students may be required to pay additional costs if their projects exceed the allocated amount.
Stage 1 Electronics (Robotic and Electronic Systems)