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Curriculum 2022

STEM in Industry


Subject Name STEM in Industry
Year Level 10
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Staff Contact Tim Rodgers


This course is an integrated unit of work that connects Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through working with a selected industry partner to solve a real industry problem or analyse a real industrial process.  

The topic is selected by the teacher through negotiation with students and stakeholders before, or at the beginning, of the semester.

Topics may include:

  • Engineering (structures)
  • Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Applied Mathematical Principles
  • Sustainability (energy sources/renewable energy) 
  • Innovation - including prototyping and testing
  • Physics (concepts in practice)
  • Data Collection and Analysis 
  • Future Technologies 


Students undertake a range of both formative and summative assessment tasks, including group work generating a folio of evidence. Students are required to complete a group presentation that focuses on the learning completed throughout the semester and a solution to the problem-solving activity involving a local business or industry. 

Additional Information

There may be a requirement for excursions, which will incur a small expense. Depending on the negotiated topic selected, students may be required to purchase their own supplies for their project if not supplied by the school.