Product Design and Technology - Engineering/Fabrication

Product Design and Technology – Engineering/Fabrication: This course provides students with a practical approach to a range of focus areas.

  • Machine tools
  • A variety of hand tools
  • Welding / Fabrication
  • Materials and processes
  • CAD / CAM
  • Design folios presentation and documentation

This program is for students interested in a career in the engineering/metal trades and for those that would like to develop skills in engineering and metal work.

Unit 1: 

Students will gain an understanding of machines and hand tools by completing set products. Students will then progress to redesigning, manufacturing and evaluating a 150mm Aluminium G-Clamp.  A Design Folio documenting the design process and evaluation of the finished product will also be produced.

Unit 2:

Students will now work in teams (small groups) to solve a problem for a client. Students will develop a design folio, manufacture a product and evaluate the product for the client as part of a team. Welding/fabrication will have a major focus in this unit of work. 

Units 3&4:

Students will complete a major Design Folio that documents the relevant information for the design, manufacture and evaluation of a product for a client. 

There are 3 outcomes for Unit 3 and 3 outcomes for Unit 4.

Students may select only one VCE Product Design & Technology subject.

There are no prerequisites for the course. Students are strongly encouraged to undertake the units in full sequence over the two years.

For further information, click on the Study Summary link that will take you directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website.