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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2021. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. This subject replaced Design and Technology.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Learning requirements

Learning requirements

The learning requirements summarise the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students are expected to develop and demonstrate through their learning in Stage 1 Design, Technology and Engineering.

In this subject, students engage in the design and realisation process and are expected to:

  1. review design features, processes, materials, and production techniques and apply creative thinking to the design of a solution 
  2. plan and develop design concepts, and communicate potential features of — and solutions
    to — a problem or challenge 
  3. apply knowledge and understanding of skills, engineering procedures, and techniques, using technology to realise the solution
  4. evaluate processes used in design development and solution realisation 
  5. research and discuss ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues related to technology, materials selected, processes used, and/or solution design.