Machines Design & Build
Students will investigate, design, produce and evaluate basic systems used in today’s society.
Students will study the following topics: Gears, Friction, Structures, Aerodynamics and Energy.
The subject aims to develop in students:
Skills in working the materials and equipment used in the subject.
Safe work practices when using equipment in this subject.
An understanding of systems and their impact on society.
Self-confidence and self-sufficiency when dealing with mechanical technology.
The ability to assess and evaluate different aspects of design and production processes.
The ability to evaluate their own work compared to set criteria.
A basic understanding of safe and proper use of hand tools common to the technology workshops.
A mature attitude towards the safety of yourself and others around you.
An ability to work in a self-motivated manner and ask for help when required.