Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

11 VCE Systems Engineering (11TSE1)

The Course

VCE Systems Engineering promotes innovative systems thinking and problem-solving skills through the Systems Engineering Process, which takes a project-management approach. It focuses on mechanical and electrotechnology engineered systems. The study provides opportunities for students to learn about and engage with systems from a practical and purposeful perspective. Students gain knowledge and understanding about, and learn to appreciate and apply technological systems. VCE Systems Engineering integrates aspects of designing, planning, fabricating, testing and evaluating in a project management process. It prepares students for careers in engineering, manufacturing and design through either a university or TAFE vocational study pathway, employment, apprenticeships and traineeships. The study provides a rigorous academic foundation and a practical working knowledge of design, manufacturing and evaluation techniques. These skills, and the ability to apply systems engineering processes, are growing in demand as industry projects become more complex and multidisciplinary.

Unit 1 Topics

The function and operation of mechanical components including:

Unit 2 Topics

Electrical/electronic components including:

Learning and Assessment Activities

These units lead to

Special considerations

Completing Year 10 Electronics will provide some core knowledge but it is not compulsory to have completed any other subjects. Completing the VCE Systems Unit 1 & 2 will give you a great lead into Systems Units 3 & 4. It will provide you with core knowledge, production skills and production documentation that are essential for performing well in year 12. Systems Engineering is recognised in many Universities and some TAFE's and bonus points are awarded these applications.

Costs involved

Annual cost $120 ($60 per unit). This includes $100 towards purchasing of products, and $20 for consumables and safety package. 

Materials required

For further information see...

Mr Cosstick 

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