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Technology Mandatory – Engineered Systems Online Course Pinball

Technology Mandatory – Engineered Systems Online Course Pinball

Technology Mandatory – Engineered Systems Online Course Pinball

(29 customer reviews)

$329.00 $299.00 + GST

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Product Description

This online course is designed to provide teachers with engaging resources, including a complete unit of work, for the new Engineered Systems context area. This course is a fantastic opportunity for design and technology teachers to get hands-on experience with designing, prototyping and testing an engineered system that demonstrates force, motion, and energy. Teachers will gain a clear understanding of how to follow an engineering design process to create and communicate innovative solutions to authentic problems. Teachers will learn about the engineering design principles that underpin this process.


Gaining knowledge and practical skills needed to create student projects that produce sustainable engineered systems, machines, and structures. As an industrial designer and experienced engineering teacher, I can provide you with some useful tips and strategies to engage all your students in studying the new syllabus in the following sessions:

  • Introduction to Engineered Systems and unpacking course content and outcomes
  • Practical focus – design, communicate and construct an engineered systems
  • Theory focus – learn engineering concepts and about the role of engineers in our society.


This course is fantastic for teachers who are teaching Technology Mandatory from the new syllabus in 2019 who wish to enhance their strategies, content knowledge and resources. Year 7 and Year 8.

Walk away with:

  • Functional project (Pinball Machine)
  • Design folio
  • Supporting resources
  • Unit of work

Delivery Format

Online at your own pace. This course is available to you 24/7




Completing Technology Mandatory – Engineered Systems Online will contribute 4.5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.2.2, from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level – Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.


Session 1 – Introduction to Engineered Systems and unpacking course content and outcomes.

  • Review students prior knowledge for engineered systems
  • Learn what makes a suitable engineered system project for Stage 4 students.
  • Explore the syllabus requirements for design and production processes.


Session 2 – Practical focus – design, communicate and construct an engineered systems

  • Ideate using design thinking techniques to develop students critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Explore how sketching, modelling and CAD are used in engineering design to communicate design solutions.
  • Learn how to construct an engineered system using a broad range of materials to produce a quality product.


Session 3 – Theory focus – learn engineering concepts and about the role of engineers in our society.

  • Investigate how force, motion and energy operate within engineered systems to optimise design solutions.
  • Learn how engineers classify materials and define material properties to aid design solutions
  • Explore the role of engineers in our society.


Session 4 – Feedback

  • Review unit and marking criteria for project.
  • Complete course feedback

29 reviews for Technology Mandatory – Engineered Systems Online Course Pinball

  1. mark hernage, Byron bay High School (verified owner)

  2. Emily Deighton, Wagga Wagga Christian College (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course, the videos were the a good length, terms well explained.

  3. Erin Bright, Sathya Sai College, Dungay NSW (verified owner)

    Simplified nicely

  4. Suzanne Day, Mccarthy Catholic College, Tamworth (verified owner)

  5. Luke Elliott, Saint Clare’s Catholic High School

  6. Tania Gosden, Cerdon College (verified owner)

  7. jane gallagher, Camden Haven High School (verified owner)

    Great for a new teacher to Engineering Systems!

  8. Michelle Wagner, Domremy College (verified owner)

    Provided me with some great resources and ideas for use within our programs

  9. Matthew Stanley, Irrawang High School (verified owner)

    The course wasnt really what i had expected. The booklets and worksheet need to be developed better. I paid for this course out of my own pocket thinking that it was a complete ready to go unit of work however i still needed to design lesson and worksheets to go along with the theroy and the CAD files are not very good. I had to pretty much develop the learning resources myself. The only real usefuf thing to me where the instructional videos on how to make the pinball machine and the program. Other than that i dont think this course was worth the money i spent on it.

  10. Rochelle Scoular, Mamre Anglican School (verified owner)

    I love the project and the resources. My students are going to be thrilled with making this project. It would be good to get a copy of the “Theory” videos so we can refresh before we teach those lessons.

  11. Terry – Jane Walker, Rouse Hill (verified owner)

    Encouraging and informative

  12. Dean Coggan, McAuley Catholic College, Grafton

  13. diane sukkar, liverpool girls high school

    Not suitable for year 8- design construction of the pinball would be challenging

  14. Lukkana Wangdechawat, Liverpool Girls High School

    Way too complicated for stage 4 students and require way too many materials in the project. The project required quite a precise skills to successfully constructed.

  15. Karen Hook, East Hills Girls Technology High School

    Easy to follow; great visual links; great resources

  16. Dave Elith, Taree Christian College (verified owner)

    Great balance of theory and coal face practical work

  17. Anthony Van den Driest, Shearwater The Mullumbimby Steiner School (verified owner)

    Informative in delivering relevant projects and inspirational in that I was able to come up with a lot of other projects and options to get the outcomes in a fun way for my students and inspire them towards further inquiry

  18. Tanya Crough (Cheers), Toormina High (verified owner)

  19. liam austen, erina high

    Great course but the materials video sound cut out half way and came back at the end

  20. Elise Ward, Coonamble High School (verified owner)

  21. liam austen, erina high

  22. Areeya Nipathakosol, Canterbury Boys High School (verified owner)

    The lessons were clear, fun and easy to understand. The instructor knew the contents very well and has a clear explanation.

  23. Jeff Thornton, Narooma High School (verified owner)

    Should give me some good ideas to work with

  24. Sandra Bartholomew, McAuley Catholic College

    Easy to follow and fun

  25. Nardia Hill, McAuley Catholic College

    Very easy to understand the steps involved in the practical task.

  26. Stephen Scott, Georges River College Penshurst Girls Campus (verified owner)

    The course was very practicable and due to being all through online videos, I could complete things in my downtime / planning lessons. It allowed me to up-skill in materials and engineering in a practical and engaging manner and has removed any concerns I had about the concepts for Technology Mandatory. An excellent course – thank you!

  27. Judith Woods, Gulgong High School (verified owner)

    Extremely thorough and gave a really good background to engineering and making a pinball machine from the beginning.

  28. Katrina Wilkins, St Catherines (verified owner)

    I found the all the components really usefully and have provided me with a great starting point to develop an engineering unit.

  29. Mitchell Adams, Nambucca Heads High School (verified owner)

    Most valuable course I have done in a long time.

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