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Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only

Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.

Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
VCE Systems Engineering Study Design

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Systems Engineering Units 1-4 for 2020 only.

Please note: corrections have been made to the VCE Adjusted Study Design for 2020 to fix inconsistencies in the original adjusted version (published on 1 May 2020). The corrections made were:

Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Systems Engineering.

Supplementary advice for teachers for 2020 (docx - 74.43kb) when implementing practical assessments.

School-based Assessment

Revised Administrative information for School-based Assessment for use in 2020 only (updated 7 July 2020)

  VCE Systems Engineering School-based Assessment report.

Approved calculators
Information about the use of calculators in Systems Engineering examinations. 

School-assessed Task professional learning session

Contains the presentation from the 2020 School-assessed Task professional learning session.

Support in assessing the School-assessed Task in 2020 during remote and flexible learning
A professional learning video to support teachers in the assessment of the VCE Systems Engineering SAT in 2020 during the period of remote and flexible learning.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Systems Engineering examination specifications, past examinations and reports

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Wolfram SystemModeler videos

A series of ten videos that explore the Wolfram SystemModeler software, including how to use its various functions along with ways the software can be used in VCE Systems Engineering.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Use of machinery in technology teaching

Design and Technology Teachers' Association (DATTA Vic)

Table of electronic symbols (Updated January 2013)

Top Designs student and teacher resources 
View student folios from previous VCE Top Designs exhibitions.

Study Design - Accreditation period 2019–2024

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2024. Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage. 

VCE Systems Engineering Study Design 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Systems Engineering Units 1-4: 2019-2024.

Curriculum Manager

Leanne Compton
Curriculum Manager - Design and Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9059 5145

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.