Electronics and Robotics


This subject is designed to provide students the technical and practical experience as an introduction to low voltage electronics and robotics.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Design & Technology – Electronics and Robotics (2SSA).

About the subject

Students will make a robot arm, learn how to modify the electronics and motor controls and programme the robot for set commands. A diagnostic reasoning will also be developed. Students will learn how to use an electronics multimeter and basic electronic hand tools.

Students will study and have practical experience in:

  • Use of electronic hand tools and multimeter
  • Construction and testing
  • Modification and evaluation.


A maximum of six assessment items, which may include: 

  • Theory
  • Workshop
  • Construction
  • Testing
  • Modifications
  • Programming 

across the following assessment types:

  • Type 1: Skills and applications tasks
  • Type 2: Folio
  • Type 3: Product

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