Digital Communication Solutions: Architectural Design


This subject aims to provide students with an understanding using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the Autodesk Suite of products. These skills will be applied to a Design and Architecture context.

Course Details

  • ATAR Eligible: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 20
  • Cost: $20

Counting restrictions: 40 Credits can be used for ATAR and must come from different Design, Technology and Engineering codes (2DCS20, 2IES20, 2MRS.20, 2RES20).

About the Subject

Design, Technology and Engineering – (Digital Communication Solutions)

This subject (Stage 2 Architectural Design) provides opportunities to develop design thinking, to investigate engineering solutions, to develop a plan, realise the solution and evaluate the outcome. This could be achieved using design program Revit 2024 to develop prototypes or products. Students demonstrate advance knowledge and skills associated with systems, processes, and materials appropriate for the prototype and final solution. Students will be able to design table, different wall designs and a building etc. using Revit 2024 and they will also be able to identify and investigate flooring material options and Issues related to their building.

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The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 Architectural Design (Design, Technology and Engineering – Digital Communications Solutions):

School Based Assessment Weighting
  • Assessment Type 1: Specialised Skills Task
  • Assessment Type 2: Design Process and Solution
External Assessment
  • Assessment Type 3: Resource Study

Information on the External Assessment – Resource Study

The task is a written assignment and should be up to a total maximum of 2000 words. The task must showcase and evaluate the solution or product. This Assessment is graded by the SACE Board.

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