VCE Design and Technology websites

We have searched high and low to find the best VCE Design and Technology websites. Make sure you bookmark this page as websites are constantly being added to this resource.

This page takes you to the VCAA Design and Technology site. It will have the assessment guide, links to past exams, exam criteria, assessor reports, articles and other useful items. This should be your first point of reference for all information relating to this subject. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources including coal, hydro, nuclear, solar, wind, wave-tidal and more. There are student activities and a wide range of resources for teachers.

An online tour of a PV powered home, plus extensive information on solar energy and links to other sites.

From “Knowledge”. The subtopics include examples of generator design, wind and solar power.

An extensive site with information on boat design, building projects, forums and best designs.

Information on bridge design, engineering processes, bridge types and fabrication.

Magnetic properties of materials. An introduction for the designer of electrical wound components to the part played by materials within the magnetic field, and a summary of the related terminology.

An introduction to anthropometrics and ergonomics complete with research sheets, examples, ergonomic design information and design process.

Another ergonomics website: Definitions of ergonomics, uses in society and its role in safety and efficiency plus design concepts and how to meet target users requirements.

Links through to the International Technology Education Association

This site promotes the use of Information Technology within Design and Technology and is sponsored by the British Department for Education and Employment, the Design and Technology Association and the (British) National Association of Advisers and Inspectors of Design and Technology.

On this web site, go to the link Classroom Resources and check ‘D & T using IT’ for a range of useful resources and activities.

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