Discovering Engineering focuses on the two keys elements of engineering, technology and application. In year 11, engineering technology is explored through the design and construction of an autonomous remote controlled car. Students build the sub-systems covering electronics, software, wireless communication, energy and manufacturing, linking background theory to hands-on construction of the different elements. In year 12, the application of engineering and technology is examined with students working on projects from the Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) Challenge. Students design and make prototypes for technology that can improve the everyday quality of life of communities around the world.
Throughout the course, different engineering disciplines are explored through research-led guest workshops across fields within engineering including materials, biomedical engineering and solar energy. The course caters for students who have an interest in, and aptitude for, engineering science and maths and is offered as a way to deepen and broaden their understanding of engineering.