Level 2 Design and CAD Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Ringwood

Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum 8 credits in both literacy and numeracy or 12 credits in technology. Experience in Design Technology necessary with a strong desire to be creative using technological knowledge and skills in the workshop environment.

This course is project based and covers design and manufacturing in a material of your choice. You will be designing and building a product for yourself, a close friend or a member of your family. During the design process you will need regular meetings with your Stakeholders regarding your designs and how they may need developing to become fit for purpose.  The product you develop and make must not be a direct copy of an existing product.  This is a design course so there needs to be an element of personal design throughout the development and production the final item.  Throughout the course you will be developing your Computer Aided Design (Solid Works) skills. You will be expected to use this when modelling the designs in your final presentation to the stakeholders including a 3D printed model (where appropriate).  You will also use CAD to produce your working drawings.

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Automotive Engineering - one option course, Level 3 Design and CAD Technology, Level 3 Industrial Engineering

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contribution by prior arrangement towards larger projects with take home value may be required. Covered shoes are compulsory for practical sessions. Access to a computer at home will be required for One Note and CAD assignments.