IB Design Technology is a one-year course that will introduce students to the techniques of design as practiced by engineers. The course will include a mixture of societal-focused topics, such as sustainable production and product life cycles, and technical engineering work, such as 2D and 3D modeling and production techniques. Through hands-on projects, students will develop the habits and skills of an engineer.
A students IB score for this course is based on two external assessments and one internal assessment. The external assessments are written exams comprised of multiple-choice and free-response questions taken at the end of the year. The internal assessment requires each student to complete a design project in which they identify a problem leading to a design opportunity, generate and evaluate potential solutions to the problem, develop a detailed product design proposal, and create and test a product prototype. Prerequisite: Students must have completed the two years of science required under the ‘D’ category of the A-G college eligibility requirements. Students must have shown proficiency in each of these courses.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed and demonstrated proficiency in the two years of science required under the ‘D’ category of the A-G college eligibility requirements.
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