Stage 2 Advanced Manufacturing


ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful completion of a Stage 1 Advanced Manufacturing course is an advantage.


Course content will be a selection of the following:

Process and production skills: Develop knowledge and skills in using advanced manufacturing processes such as laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC routing and vinyl cutting to produce designed products. Integrate microprocessors and electronics to produce products with increasingly complex functionality. Develop an understanding of the characteristics and properties of advanced technologies and how they can be combined to produce sustainable designed solutions with increasing complexity

Investigating and designing: Develop capacity to design and communicate intent, addressing aesthetics, ergonomics, functionality, and usability in design. Develop understandings of ethical, legal, social, economic, environmental and sustainability factors in product design. Prepare products for production, using a range of digital technologies.


Specialist Skills Tasks (20%):
Ability to design and produce solutions to given criteria using specialised production or design skills.

Design Portfolio & Product (50%):
Design, produce and evaluate your own product. The product to develop can be chosen by the student in collaboration with their teacher as cost, space, time and capacity need to be considered.

Resource Study (30%):
Evaluation of two materials or components.
Investigation of an ethical, social, economic, legal or environmental issue their product presents.