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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.

Revised Administrative information for School-based Assessment for use in 2020 only (updated 19 May 2020)

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

Support material

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

School-based Assessment

View VCE Systems Engineering School-based Assessment report.

2020 administrative information for school-based assessment - Systems Engineering

2020 general advice on the School-based Assessment Audit​​
Contains information on the School-based Assessment Audit​.

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.

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 2019–2023

Accreditation expires 31 December 2023. 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: 2019-2023.

Curriculum Manager

Leanne Compton
Curriculum Manager - Design and Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9032 1698

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.