Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Year 9
Subject Information

Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9.

Subject Description

This course is aimed at further developing students’ skills in design and construction technologies. The course provides a solid foundation for further studies in Computer Aided Design and production using technologies such as 3D printing.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply the Design Cycle to create alternative solutions using current 3D design software.

  • Develop graphic communication skills using Sketchup and Autodesk Inventor.

  • Investigate new and traditional technologies, career pathways and impacts of high speed electronic communication.

  • Demonstrate enhanced ICT skill sin documenting, presenting and communicating their design thinking.

  • Problem solve project design, interpret 3D computer generated models and apply CAD solutions.

  • Evaluate designs individually and in groups.

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Criterion A:

Inquiring & Analysing

Criterion C:

Creating the Solution

Criterion B:

Developing Ideas

Criterion D:


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