Engineering Studies 2

10 Units

This course extends students' knowledge of the Engineering studies, teaching and learning and curriculum development in engineering research skills and industry knowledge with a specific focus on engineering materials, testing, hydraulics, pneumatics and aerodynamics. As part of this course students will extend their knowledge of civil structures, transport, lifting devices, aeronautics and telecommunication. They will explore engineering materials and mechanics, history and the scope of the engineers' professions from electrical, telecommunication and aeronautical engineering. Students will focus their study from the dimensions of: engineering materials, testing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and aeordynamics and develop engineering reports which are appropriate for the stage 6 NSW Engineering Studies syllabus.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
  1. Introduce students to engineering concepts related to materials, hydraulics, pneumatics and aerodynamics.

2.Explore through experimentation materials and testing relating to engineering concepts used in the stage 6 Engineering syllabus.

  1. Explore the historical and contemporary engineering and the nature and scope of the engineering profession.

  2. Investigate recent innovations, emerging technologies and technological developments in the areas of engineering studies.

  3. Inform the students of the mechanics behind engineered products.

  4. Enable students to write appropriate engineering reports for a range of situations.

  5. Develop management and problem-solving skills in engineering contexts.

  6. Analyse the inter-relationship of all concepts involved in the engineering curriculum including the quality teaching model.

  7. Develop teaching and learning lessons and programs that integrate engineering, problem based learning and the quality teaching model.

  8. Differentiate engineering classrooms using quality teachings to cater for all NESB and male/female students.


The course content is divided into three modules: Engineering materials; Engineering testing; and Engineering hydraulics and pneumatics.

The study of engineering materials will involve an introduction to materials inluding an:

introduction to the role of materials to engineer, a description of material properties - inservice and manufacturing, the structure of materials - effect on properties - property modification, the linking of material properties to material applications and corrosion.

Skills will be linked to the study of specific materials and material shaping and forming processes will include examples and applications of metals, polymers, certamics and composites.

The study of engineering testing will involve an introduction to testing and the role of the material and product testing in engineering. Skills will be linked to specific testing in destructive (tension, compression, sheer, impact, proving)and non-destructive areas (x-ray, ultrasonic, modelling, electrical and magnetic).

The principles of engineering hydraulics and pneumatics will also be studies.

This study and skill development will promote an understanding of: household appliances, landscape products, braking systems, bioengineering, civil structures, transport systems, aeronautical applications and telecommunications.

Replacing Course(s) Nil.
Transition Nil.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in TAS or Science KLA
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Task 3 1800 words (30%) Two indepth case studies presented in a teacher resource folio on the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics and the applications of these principles in household appliances, landscape products, braking systems, bioengineering, civil structures, transport systems, aeronautical applications or telecommunications.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Task 2 1800 words (30%) A problem solving activity written up as a lesson plan and teaching resource that will require the testing and application of solutions to an area listed below: Experimentation and Testing - Introduction, role of material and product testing in engineering; Specific Testing - A. Destructive - Tension, compression, Shear, Impact; B. Non-Destructive - Proving, x-ray, ultrasonic, modelling, electrical, magnetic. Specific applications of testing in household appliances, landscape products, braking systems, bioengineering, civil structures, transport systems, aeronautical applications or telecommunication.
  • Other: (please specify) - Task 1 2400 words (40%) Technology based teaching resource that can be used to teach: Materials-Introduction, properties, modifications and applications. Specific materials - metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. Material shaping and forming processes used with metals, ploymers, ceramics and composites.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 9 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 20 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6505

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