The CAD/CAM 2 module is an elective of the iSTEM course. For the 200 hour iSTEM course, students must complete 150 hours of electivities over the two years and 50 hours of the core. Each iSTEM elective, including CAD/CAM 2, represent 25 hours of indicative study and therefore students must complete 6 electives over the two years. Schools are encouraged to take a ‘Unit of Work’ approach and combine electives and core units to make the most out of project, problem and inquiry based learning approaches.
In the CAD/CAM elective students develop skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM). Possible examples of CAD Software include: Fusion 360, AutoDesk 123, CREO, CATIA, Google Sketchup, Solid Works, etc. Possible examples of CAM hardware include: 3D printers, CNC Mills, CNC Routers, CNC Lathes, Laser cutters etc. In this module students will manufacture three dimensional objects for which they have designed. Note: Students must complete elective module seven prior to completing elective module eight. However, schools can choose to only complete elective module seven in their scope and sequence.
To complete the CAD/CAM 2 Elective you need to complete the following areas of study;
- CAD/CAM Skills
- technologies related to CAM
- CAD/CAM operations
- 3D environments
- CAD/CAM Problem Solving
STEM Learning Activity – F1 in Schools Program
The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge™ is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each year more than 17,000 schools in 51 nations take on the challenge of developing the world’s fastest miniature F1 car. Here in Australia approximately 22,000 students are involved each year with over ten times that being exposed to the program and having access to the same classroom technology used by the students to design and build their cars.
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