12 Product and Architectural Design

SACE Stage 2:  20 Credits / 2 Semesters / Advanced Technologies

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/design-technology-and-engineering/stage-2

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of a stage 1 technology subject, or by negotiation with the advanced technologies coordinator


An exciting, state of the art course, where students will use Autodesk design software, used in Industry, to develop solutions to design problems. Students will develop skills and understanding in the use of CAD software while completing a design portfolio for a design of their choice (within a common theme).

Students will use Computer Aided Machinery (3D printers, laser cutter, CNC Router) to produce an article that they have designed in a Computer Aided Design software package, as well as produce industry standard technical drawings which will be printed and presented as part of their design folio.

Topics may include

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining
  • Product design
  • Engineering design
  • Architectural design
  • 3D printing


This subject includes three assessment types:

  • specialised skills tasks – 20%
  • design process and product – 50%
  • resources study – 30%

Students are assessed against the design, technology and engineering SACE performance standards:

  • investigation and analysis
  • design, development and planning
  • production
  • evaluation

Additional Information

No additional costs

Last Updated: 01/07/2022