STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills are essential in many jobs and offer pathways to diverse occupations, such as aircraft engineers, nurses, bioscientists and even motor mechanics. Industries needing STEM skills include clean technology, food science, health and digital technology, to name a few. Many jobs require STEM skills at basic levels to problem solve, understand and apply innovations. STEM skills are valuable as an employability skill and are in demand now to help improve businesses.
This course connects the STEM disciplines by requiring students to apply their understanding in challenge based projects, whilst still giving the students the opportunity to engage with the mathematical and scientific concepts in the Australian Curriculum. A series of problems that focus on the four areas of STEM are followed by a major project requiring students to delve deeper into specific fields of STEM. While discipline learning is important, engagement through cross-, multi- and interdisciplinary learning contexts will provide students with relevant and contemporary experiences to add to their personal learning repertoire.