Design and Technology Today
Design and Technology together create the world we live in. The buildings we live and work in, the gadgets we use, the products we buy and the clothes we wear must all be designed and then manufactured using various technological processes. Our world depends on a constant supply of designers, engineers and technicians to supply our material needs.
At Launceston College students gain experience with the basic principles
of design and are introduced to a wide range of the technologies used in today’s world. These include Computer-aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) and electronics, as well as more traditional approaches to resistant materials, textiles and food technology.
Students learn to combine creative thinking with practical and technological skills in order to design and make products that will meet human needs. They learn how to identify needs and opportunities, solve problems and how products can be developed to improve the quality of life.