Engineering Studies introduces students to engineering principles and systems and is based on finding solutions to real-world problems. Students apply engineering processes, understand underpinning scientific and mathematical principles, develop engineering technology skills and explore the interrelationships between engineering and society.
The course focuses on understanding the engineering design process, to develop products and to devise systems, components or processes that meet human needs. Students are required to undertake a variety of engineering design challenges which include activities such as testing of materials, formulation of problems, analysis of engineering solutions, modelling solutions and prototyping.
Units from Design and Graphics, Design and Textiles, Designed Environments and Engineering can be combined to make a Design and Technology minor, major, major minor or double major.