Unit 1: Technology and Design Core Content

1.1 Design and Communication

1.2 Materials and their general physical, aesthetic and structural characteristics

1.3 Tools and processes

1.4 Appropriate methods of joining

1.5 Production methods

1.6 Moulds, jigs and fixtures

1.7 Finishing techniques

1.8 Smart materials

1.9 Health and safety

1.10 CAD and CAM

1.11 Construction techniques

Unit 2: Optional Areas of Study

Students choose one of three options:
A. Electronic and Microelectronic Control Systems
B. Mechanical and Pneumatic Control Systems
C. Product Design

Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project

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