Advanced Engineering

SACE Stage 2

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Advanced Engineering

Design, Technology and Engineering - Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions

SACE Stage 2

20 credits

This subject is part of the Engineering and Construction Program. Students will model, prototype, test and produce products using 3D printing, laser cutting and computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) technologies such as CNC mills.

Potential design projects could include prosthetic hand/fingers, accessibility solutions such as phone holders or bike levers, or mechanical devices related to the students' chosen industry pathway (eg engineering, electrotechnology, construction).

Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with external agencies and businesses to explore ideas and design solutions for real-world problems.

Course Content
In this subject, students will:

  • develop skills in modelling, rendering and drawing in Fusion 360
  • prototype, test and produce designed products
  • use of a range of 3D printers and CAD/CAM technologies
  • investigate and analyse existing products
  • develop solutions to design problems
  • research and test the functional characteristics and properties of materials and processes used
  • undertake digital and physical tensile strength testing
  • explore ethical and sustainability issues related to their product


School Assessment
Specialised Skills Task 20%
Design Process and Solution 50%

External Assessment
Resource Study 30%