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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in 2024. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2020. 

Stage 2 | 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 2 Design, Technology, and Engineering. 

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

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