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Normanhurst Boys High School

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Industrial Technology - Engineering Year 9-10

Year 9 & 10 Industrial Technology - Engineering provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge and understanding of engineering and associated industries, as well as skills with tools, techniques and materials.

Units studied in Year 9 include:

  • A Straw Tower project
  • A Timber Bridge model
  • A Rube Goldberg Machine which implements a range of simple and complex machines
  • A Lifting Devices practical project
  • An Iconic Structure research task to investigate design factors, form, function and construction challenges

Units studied in Year 10 include:

  • A Mechatronic project which involves engineering a mechanical and programmable design to remove a series of cans from a conveyor belt.
  • Alternate Energies projects which involve engineering a Solar Car and a Compressed Air Powered Rocket
  • A Materials Properties project which involves machining and heat treating a centre punch