Resistant Materials – Revision Booklet

Resistant Materials! What does that mean? Well, at its core it means working with materials that are difficult to work with such as woods, metals and plastics. However, the subject is about designing products for the real world. It’s about taking an idea from the moment of inception to an actual final product that can be used and evaluated.

The reason I love this subject is the incredibly broad skill base that you acquire while you study it. Everything from sketching, technical drawing, 3D modelling and ICT skills are developed as well as those practical skills that are needed to make coffee tables and to be ‘handy’ around the house. The wide variety of knowledge and skills taught allow Resistant Materials to be one of the most fun and engaging subjects you can study.

The subject complements many other subjects and acts a bridge between science and art. It can open avenues into a plethora of careers ranging from architecture, engineering, branding, product design, entrepreneurial business, CAD operators, advertising, construction as well as some of the more traditional trades such as plumbing and carpentry. Ultimately, employers want creative people and problem solvers, and the development of those much sought after skills is what Resistant Materials is all about.

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