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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive – Specialised Module 3

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

Design

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.1, 5.5.1, 5.6.1 on pages 12–13)

design principles and processes

project sequencing and time management

automotive bodies

modify materials and details to enhance a project’s design

plan and follow a sequence of operations to complete projects within specified time frames

evaluate practical projects and processes

understand the principles of body design for aerodynamics, strength and lightness

describe the importance and operation of crash protection/safety devices fitted to automobiles – primary and secondary safety (crumple zones)

identify the importance of new lightweight and/or long-lasting materials in automotive design

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

signage

freehand drawing and sketching

reading and interpretation of working drawings

report writing (including the preparation of documentation to support the development and production of practical projects)

respond to OHS signage

produce freehand sketches to visualise, generate and record ideas

read, interpret and produce working drawings including pictorials, orthogonals and materials lists, to assist in the production of projects

prepare and present reports using a range of software and hardware, displaying skills in more than one application

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the impact of the automotive industry on society and the physical environment

explain how fossils fuels are sourced, refined and used in the operation of an engine and the impact that this has on society and the environment

explain the importance of alternative fuels to the automotive industry and how these impact on the environment and society

Additional Content

transmission systems

identify the major components of and differentiate between the operation of constantly variable transmission, clutchless manual, sequential gearbox, viscous couplings and four-wheel drive

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