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MICROCREDENTIAL

STEM Teacher Acceleration - Stage 6 Engineering Studies

$ 795.00

START DATE

29 April

MODE

Online

DURATION

8 wks

COMMITMENT

50 hours

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Meet the Expert

James Newall

James Newall
Lead Teacher, UTS Wanago

UTS Wanago Lead Teacher, James Newall has over 15 years teaching experience and is certified with ISTAA Experienced Teacher accreditation and NESA proficient teacher status. James has commercial experience as a design and development manager having produced and patented products for commercial manufacturing, winning several design awards. Currently James teaches NESA Stage 6 Engineering Studies syllabus to classes of Year 11 and 12 high school students enrolled in the Wanago program.

The facilitation of this course will include a combination of self-paced and live webinar sessions. Participants will complete 4 hours of work per week with 2 hours allocated to the live sessions. During the live sessions, James will present subject content with tutorials. There will be opportunities for participants to collaborate in ‘breakout’ rooms to develop subject knowledge and skills.

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Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills for proficiency to teach Stage 6 Engineering Studies. STEM qualified teachers are in high demand in schools across the nation. Enhance your school’s portfolio of Stage 6 STEM subjects and level up your employability.

About this microcredential

This online microcredential will unpack the syllabus and walk you through teaching delivery of Stage 6 Engineering Studies. Each session will delve into the learning outcomes of course content. By the end of this microcredential, you will have programmed for the Stage 6 Engineering Studies syllabus that includes a series of well-structured and sequenced teaching and learning activities.

Key benefits of this microcredential

This microcredential is designed to:

  • Equip you with the knowledge and skills to deliver Stage 6 Engineering Studies
  • Develop a series of well-structured and sequenced teaching and learning activities
  • Count towards your NESA self-identified development hours as elective professional development
  • Give you a competitive career advantage for today’s high demand market for STEM teachers.

This microcredential aligns with the 2-credit point subject, Accelerating STEM Teaching with Stage 6 Engineering Studies (42064) in in a number of postgraduate offerings. For the full list of courses, see "Microcredential subject alignment" below in the Additional course information section. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential is suitable for educators looking to enhance or consolidate their skills to confidently deliver the NESA Stage 6 Engineering Studies course. This course has been designed for educators looking to upskill and retrain as Engineering Studies teachers or teachers new to teaching Engineering Studies.

These educators include, but are not limited to:

  • STEM Teachers
  • Preliminary Engineering Studies Teachers
  • Science teachers
  • Maths teachers
  • Technology teachers
  • Engineering Studies teachers that are new to the course
  • STEM teachers that are looking to teach Engineering Studies but may be teaching out of area.

[It] challenged my knowledge and gave me another way to look at delivering learning.

Steven B. - School Manager

James is fantastic... I think the course is a 10/10.

Chris P. - Director of Student Development, Engineering Studies Teacher

Price

Full price: $795 (GST free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Additional course information

Course outline

This course is structured into 8 modules. Each module includes pre-session and post-session activities for participants to complete via self-study materials and facilitated with weekly live online sessions.

Module 1 - Introduction & Syllabus Unpack
Develop effective teaching strategies for the preliminary engineering studies syllabus including assessment tasks.

Module 2 - Mechanics 1
Develop analytical and graphical mathematical problem-solving knowledge and skills within engineering fundamentals and engineered products modules.

Module 3 - Mechanics 2
Develop mathematical problem-solving knowledge and skills within braking systems and biomedical modules.

Module 4 - Electricity
Develop electrical subject knowledge and problem-solving knowledge and skills within the engineered products and biomedical modules.

Module 5 - Materials 1
Develop material science knowledge and skills within engineering fundamentals and engineered products modules.

Module 6 - Materials 2
Develop material science knowledge and skills within the braking systems and biomedical modules.

Module 7 - Design Communication
Develop engineering communication knowledge and skills with reference to Australian Standards 1100.

Module 8 - Computer Aided Design
Develop Autodesk Fusion360 knowledge and skills to develop 3D CAD models and working drawings.

You will be working with a dedicated course facilitator who will support your learning and engagement online. Teaching resources have been designed by a lead academic and a team of experts from the Faculty of Engineering and IT.

Course learning objectives

This course is designed to provide you with the skills to develop the following:

  • A scope and sequence
  • Programming for the engineering studies course
  • Engineering teaching pedagogy
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Lesson plans and teaching resources
  • Improved subject knowledge to deliver the engineering studies course.

Assessment

In order to pass this course, participants must achieve a 50% pass rate and complete all activities. The final mark for this course will be based on two assessment tasks as below. The weighting for each assessment type is indicated in brackets.

  • Individual Assessment - 20%: Continuous assessment of an Engineering Studies Learning Journal
  • Individual Assessment - 80%: Design of a lesson plan and teaching resource for a topic area of the Stage 6 Engineering Studies syllabus.

Microcredential subject alignment

This microcredential aligns with the 2-credit point subject, Accelerating STEM Teaching with Stage 6 Engineering Studies (42064) in:

This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions. 

Requirements

Mandatory

  • Participants will provide eTAMS record of accreditation, emailed to wanago@uts.edu.au
  • Participants must provide their NESA teaching number to wanago@uts.edu.au
  • To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas.

Desired

  • A background in science, maths or technology is recommended for participants in this course.

Contact us

Book a session

Mon 29 Apr 2024-
Mon 17 Jun 2024
Expert: James Newall
  • Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Online
  • 8 sessions, 16 hours total

Enrolments close on Friday, 26 April 2024, 5pm AEDT, or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

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