Systems Engineering 1 - 4 (Electronics/Electrical)

Units 1 & 2 focuses on Mechanical and Electrotechnology engineering fundamentals as the basis of understanding the underlying principles and the building blocks that operate in the simplest to more complex mechanical and electrical/electronic devices. The practical projects involve racing cars with gear boxes and solar energy vehicles.

Unit 3 & 4 focuses on how mechanical and electrotech systems are combined to form an Integrated technological system and the ways they interact and function. The projects associated with units 3&4 are Picaxe trainers flowing into robots which are Picaxe controlled and programmed by students.

 

Major topics covered in Units 1 to 4 include -

Mechanical:- OHS & risk assessment, levers, pulleys, wheels & axles, Incline plan, wedge & screw Gears & gearboxes, belt drives, hydraulics and drawing block diagrams. Energy friction, velocity speed, mechanical advantage and laws of motion are studied.

Electrotech:- Matter, Ohm’s law, Voltage drop, circuit configurations, switches, semiconductors, LDR’s, piezo transducers, rectifiers, logic gates, microcontrollers, relays, transformers, capacitors, resister values batteries and circuit symbols.

This subject MUST be taken in conjunction with Maths, English, VET Integrated Technology II, Design & Technology and VET Electrotechnology II (Pre Voc Electrical).

 

Pre- requisite subjects  

For unit 1 & 2

  • No prerequisites are required for these units.
  • It should be noted that Systems Engineering is required for students enrolling in Pre Voc Electrical Cert II course.

For units 3 & 4

  • Although there are no set prerequisites it is recommended that students have completed Units 1&2.

It should be noted that Systems Engineering is required for students enrolling in Pre Voc Electrical Cert II course.

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