Year 10 – Electronic Engineering

Length: Single Semester
Contact: Technologies Leader

Recommended Background

No prerequisites. Experience and knowledge of electronics and soldering is an advantage.

Course Description

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.

Leads To

Stage 1 Electronics (Robotic and Electronic Systems)