Industry and Entrepreneurial Design Solutions: Innovation and 3D Printing


This Stage 2 course looks at design, technology, engineering and digital communication solutions

Course Details

  • ATAR Eligible: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 20
  • Cost: $60

Counting restrictions: 40 Credits can be used for ATAR and must come from different Design, Technology and Engineering codes (2DCS20, 2IES20, 2MRS20, 2RES20).

About this Subject

Innovations and 3d Printing 

 3d design for product, can include industrial design, cars, boats, buildings, jewellery, aeroplanes even shoes and clothing, and the many other applications. All eventually require construction or manufacturing. This course looks at the design and manufacturing. 3d design firstly, using Rhinoceros3d, generates a coding that can be applied to many existing and emerging technologies of manufacture. Manufacturing, to include the new digital technologies of milling CNC, plasma cutting, 3d printing, laser cutting and robotic augmentation. This is predominantly a 3d design course with the addition of parametric geometry such as grasshopper, which superchargers design into geometries which were not possible until recently. Many international and institutional buildings, such as airports, museums, Embassies, bridges etc. use grasshopper to achieve a degree of last minute building flexibility to access Inspirational forms 

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The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 Design and Technology:

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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