Subject Details - Stage 1 Contemporary Engineering- Small object making B

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SACE StageSACE Stage 1
SACE Credits10 credits
Curriculum AreaBusiness, Enterprise & Technology
Subject Length1 semester
Contact PersonMr. Tony Duffy
DescriptionThis subject will focus on a critique, design and make methodology using various materials and processes for project construction.
Students choosing Contemporary Engineering A can not choose Contemporary Engineering B and visa versa.

TopicsThe course will focus on:
     Ring Making & Soldering
     Using CAD/CAM processes to create decorative items and moulds for casting
     Metal Casting and Resin casting
     Enamelling and etching
     Polishing and finishing techniques
     Research into body adornment and jewellery hygiene

AssessmentMajor components are practical tasks and Projects; Theory and written work are used to assess knowledge and understanding.

Relationship To Further StudyThis course forms a background to Stage 2 Materials Products and would equip students for entry to many pre-trade courses at TAFE.

PrerequisitesIt is desirable /advantageous for students to have a good pass in Year 10 Jewellery and display initiative, self discipline, safety and the ability to meet deadlines, while maintaining standards of workmanship.

It is extremely important that students come to all classes with a willingness to demonstrate good health and safety practices.
Special ConditionsStudents will use the school’s computer network and Technical Studies facilities. Students will be expected to adopt appropriate behaviours in relation to OHS&W issues.
CostsSome contribution toward the cost of materials will be required and this will vary, according to individual projects.