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Wonthaggi Secondary College

“Achieving success in a caring and creative environment.”

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.

Prerequisites:
 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.