First year of renewed Design, Technology and Engineering 2020 (green box)

2020 is the first year of teaching renewed Design, Technology and Engineering. This subject replaces Design and Technology.

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Design, Technology and Engineering

Design, Technology and Engineering students use the design and realisation process to engineer solutions for the development of products or systems. 

The subject is organised into four contexts:

  • Digital Communication Solutions
  • Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions
  • Material Solutions
  • Robotic and Electronic Systems

These contexts provide students with opportunities to develop design thinking to investigate solutions, develop a plan, realise the solution, and evaluate the outcome.

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    This year we’re starting to roll out new, streamlined subject areas on the SACE website.

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Subject codes

Subject codes

Stage 1
Subject Credits Code
Digital Communication Solutions 10 1DCS10
Digital Communication Solutions 20 1DCS20
Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions 10 1IES10
Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions 20 1IES20
Material Solutions 10 1MRS10
Material Solutions 20 1MRS20
Robotic and Electronic Systems 10 1RES10
Robotic and Electronic Systems 20 1RES20
Stage 2
Subject Credits Code
Digital Communication Solutions 20 2DCS20
Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions 20 2IES20
Material Solutions 20 2MRS20
Robotic and Electronic Systems 20 2RES20