Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course extends students' knowledge of the Engineering Studies syllabus, teaching and learning and curriculum development in engineering research skills and industry knowledge with a specific focus on engineering materials, testing, hydraulics, aerodynamics, pneumatics and aerodynamics. As part of this course, students will extend their knowledge of civil structures, transport, lifting devices, aeronautics and telecommunication. Students will explore engineering materials and mechanics, history and the scope of the engineers' professions from electrical, telecommunication and aeronautical engineering. Students will focus their study from the dimensions of: engineering materials, testing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and aerodynamics and develop engineering reports which are appropriate for the stage 6 NSW Engineering Studies syllabus.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Introduce students to engineering concepts related to materials, hydraulics, pneumatics and aerodynamics.

2. Explore through experimentation materials and testing relating to engineering concepts used in the stage 6 Engineering syllabus.

3. Explore the historical and contemporary engineering and the nature and scope of the engineering profession.

4. Investigate recent innovations, emerging technologies and technological developments in the areas of engineering studies.

5. Inform the students of the mechanics behind engineered products.

6. Enable students to write appropriate engineering reports for a range of situations.

7. Develop management and problem-solving skills in engineering contexts.

8. Analyse the inter-relationship of all concepts involved in the engineering curriculum including the quality teaching model.

9. Develop teaching and learning lessons and programs that integrate engineering, problem based learning and the quality teaching model.

10. Differentiate engineering classrooms using quality teachings to cater for all NESB and male/female students.


The course content is divided into three modules: Engineering materials; Engineering testing; and Engineering hydraulics and pneumatics.The study of engineering materials will involve an introduction to materials in aeronautical situations.

  • An introduction to the role of materials to engineer, a description of material properties - inservice and manufacturing, the structure of materials - effect on properties - property modification, the linking of material properties to material applications and corrosion.
  • Skills will be linked to the study of specific materials and material shaping and forming processes will include examples and applications of metals, polymers, certamics and composites.
  • The study of engineering testing will involve an introduction to testing and the role of the material and product testing in engineering. Skills will be linked to specific testing in destructive (tension, compression, sheer, impact, proving)and non-destructive areas (x-ray, ultrasonic, modelling, electrical and magnetic).
  • The principles of engineering aerodynamics, hydraulics and pneumatics will also be studied.
  • This study and skill development will promote an understanding of aeronautical applications.

Assumed knowledge

Undergraduate degree in TAS or Science KLA

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Digitally Interactive Teaching Resource

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Solving Activity - Formal Assessment Task and Marking Criteria

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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