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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – ENGINEERING

Engineered Structures – Core Module 1

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes

Australian Standards for engineering design

alternative design solutions appropriate to engineered structures

past, present and future challenges in engineering structures, eg Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House

identify the functional and aesthetic aspects of the design of some structures

use elementary design principles and processes in the design and production of structures

Workplace Communication Skills

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

freehand drawing and sketching

reading and interpreting graphics

pictorial and orthogonal drawings

text types to support the documentation of practical projects and processes including:

procedure

factual recount

a range of computer software applications

industry terminology

sketch ideas for simple structures

read and interpret simple engineering drawings

prepare reports to document experiments and processes undertaken in the development and production of practical projects

prepare reports using word-processing software

identify specialist terms and produce a glossary

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the impact of engineering on society and the physical environment

analyse a structure in terms of its effect on the community, eg dam, bridge

discuss some legal and ethical issues that apply to engineered structures

Additional Content

use formulas to solve problems relating to simple engineered structures

calculate forces and reactions on structures

calculate loads in members of structures

calculate induced stress in an axially loaded member

apply factors of safety to determine maximum allowable loads

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