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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive – Specialised Module 4

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes relating to the automotive industry including:

aerodynamics

safety

Australian Design Rules (ADRs)

emerging materials

automotive interiors

modify materials and details to enhance a project’s design

work through a design process to develop and produce practical projects

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

explain and justify selection and use of materials, processes and equipment in practical projects

evaluate practical projects and processes

identify the importance of lightweight materials (aluminium alloys, plastics) in interior design

Workplace Communication Skills

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

reading and interpretation

freehand drawing and sketching

working drawings

signage

a range of computer software applications to assist in the planning, production and reporting of practical projects

respond to OHS signage

produce drawings to visualise, generate, understand and record ideas

read and interpret workshop manual drawings and technical data including materials lists, pictorials, orthogonals and dimensions

write and present reports to detail the design, construction and evaluation of practical projects

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

identify, analyse and compare the power output of different types of engines, both in the past and now, and explain the impact this has had on the environment and society

analyse the use of different fuels to operate engines in the past and at present, and how these fuels impact on the environment and society

analyse and explain the environmental and societal impact of resources used in the development and production of practical projects

Additional Content

suspension systems

identify the major components of, and differentiate between, the operation of other suspension systems such as hydro/pneumatic, air and gas

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