Available in 2022
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course investigates the role and value of the metal manufacturing industry in contemporary society and within the teaching of Industrial Technology in schools. The course will cover important concepts in metal design and manufacturing, with a particular focus on ‘real world’ application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills. This course provides students with the opportunity plan and draw a major piece of design work that they will construct in metal materials. Students will also explore pedagogical practices for teaching Industrial Technology in schools, and appraise and develop resources suitable for teaching Industrial Technology - Metal in schools.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC3507. Students who have successfully completed EDUC3507 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC3517.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Design and manufacture complex metal projects using contemporary technologies and processes, tools and machinery.

2. Apply Workplace, Health and Safety regulations to a range of school-based, consumer, commercial and industrial contexts.

3. Evaluate the impact of the metal manufacturing industry on the economy, society and the environment.

4. Apply an understanding of the Industrial Technology curriculum to teaching Industrial Technology in schools.


  1. Contemporary processes, emerging technologies, tools and machinery used in design and production in the metal manufacturing industry.
  2. Mechanical and physical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous materials in various structural and non-structural forms.
  3. The impact and influence of the metal manufacturing industry on the economy, society and the environment.
  4. Safety regulations; designing, drawing and computer applications; and project management in the metal manufacturing industry.
  5. Contemporary teaching strategies for developing student understanding and ability in Industrial Technology in schools.


For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

Student must be active in one of the Programs:

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [40107]

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)(Honours) [40108]

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies) [40226]

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Industry Study (25%)

Project: Stage 4 Project (25%)

Project: Stage 5 Project (25%)

Project: Stage 6 Project (25%)

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Most practical work must be completed in class.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.