We have developed a range of programs that assist schools in offering a pathway to Systems Engineering.
Schools are provided with a free class set of Arduino starter kits and supporting resources. Professional development is available to support the implementation from year 7 to 10.
Codebreaker A & B, and Code X
The Codebreaker series is an introduction to using Arduino and electronics to build and code circuits. It can be done by students with no previous experience and it consists of three single day modules. Codebreaker would compliment an existing Arduino program and is a good foundation for VCE Systems Engineering.
- Codebreaker A
Introduction to Arduino, LED Flash, Morse code, traffic lights, LED chaser
- Codebreaker B
RGB LED, servo motors, light meter, motor drivers, GTR (Geelong Tech Robot)
- Code X
Transistors, neo pixels, Pixy Cam, GTR ball chaser
Systems Engineering Course
We have developed a full course for units 1 to 4 of VCE Systems Engineering. The goal is to lower any barriers to entry for teachers considering starting to teach Systems Engineering, and to provide a resource for experienced Systems Engineering teachers. The course has been designed by experienced Systems Engineering teachers, based on the study design and drawing on resources such as textbooks (Penna), videos, websites and Geelong Tech School resources. The Geelong Tech School resources include the GTR (Geelong Tech Robot), teacher PD, weekly after school workshops and use of the Fablab (3D printing, laser cutting and PCB milling), Makerspace and CAD studios.
Teachers are able to guide their students through each of the Unit 1-4 course work (Outcome 1) requirements, supported by student workbooks that become an excellent examination revision resource.
- Access the Systems Engineering course resources through our Teacher Portal.
Teachers wanting to use our facilities, such as the CAD studios, 3D printers, laser cutting, PCB mill, or maker space should contact the Geelong Tech School.