Design & Technology 2 Unit

iSTEM Focus. ATAR Course.


Design & Technology allows students to understand technology and design and apply this knowledge creatively to specific design problems (challenges) through a series of projects.

It also seeks to develop students’ application of the historical and cultural influences on design and the relationship between design, technology, society and the environment.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

This is a course for designers of tomorrow. Design & Technology provides creative and innovative students with the opportunity to study design and production as they face design challenges. Students will be required to develop, manage and complete a major design project where a design folio and practical project are undertaken. This contributes to 60% of their final HSC result.

A student who wishes to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, multimedia and/or graphic design industry would benefit from studying this course.

This subject can provide fundamental skills for future study at university and TAFE eg Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Multimedia, Design, Graphic Design, Information Digital Media & Technology, Visual Design, Visual Communication.


Students DO NOT need to have previous experience in their chosen practical field, but it does assist them.


Year 11 Course

  • Two Design Projects
  • Designer Case Study
  • Examination

Year 12 Course

Internal Mark

  • Innovation Research
  • Major Project Proposal
  • Exam

External Mark

  • Major Design Project
  • External Exam


Subject cost: $100.00 pa

Other costs: Excursions vary depending on changing exhibitions. Cost is kept to a minimum.