This year we do not have an Advanced Higher class for Engineering Science.
The course comprises three areas of study.
Electronics and Control
- explore a range of key concepts and devices related to electronic control systems
- develop mathematical techniques, problem solving and evaluating skills through simulation and practical projects
- choose and investigate an aspect of engineering related to electronic, electrical or control engineering, and apply this in practical situations.
Mechanisms and Structures
- develop a deepening mathematical understanding of mechanisms and structures
- develop problem solving and evaluating skills through simulation, practical projects and investigative tasks in a range of contexts
- choose and investigate an aspect of engineering related to mechanical or civil engineering, and apply this in practical situations.
Engineering Project Management
- develop knowledge and skills of project management, as it applies to an engineering projects
- investigate a real-world engineering project, and consider its environmental, social and ethical impact
- select an appropriately challenging engineering problem
- carry out research in relation to the problem, and develop a proposal for a solution to the problem.
How will I be assessed?
The course assessment consists of two components totalling 150 marks:
- Component 1: Question paper (75 marks)
- Component 2: Project (75 marks).
For the project you will be asked to develop a solution to a complex engineering problem.
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment. The course assessment is graded A-D.