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Advanced Elective Module (AEM) for Sec 3 D&T Students

An Advanced Elective Module (AEM) for secondary three Design and Technology (D&T) students was conducted on Monday, 11th June 2012 to Friday, 15th June 2012, from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm at the Singapore Polytechnic (SP). 


The objectives of the AEM aimed to allow secondary school students to leverage on the polytechnics’ capabilities to enrich school curriculum and to create greater exposure to practice-oriented learning approaches.


A group photo of the students with Mr Thng Guan Heng, and the SP lecturer, Mr Soon Yew Boon


Twenty secondary three D&T students, accompanied by Mr Thng Guan Heng, attended the Advance Elective Module (AEM) held at Singapore Polytechnic, from 11th June to 15th June from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm daily.  Students attended the course in Creative Modelling, under the School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering.


Students learning the basic functions of the software, Autodesk Inventor Students witnessing the physical realization of a 3D model using the rapid prototyping machine



Students being introduced to the flying system of an aircraft


The students were given a tour around the facilities of the school, whereby they were introduced to several machines, such as rapid prototyping machines, turbines of aircrafts, etc.


Next, the students were taught the software, Autodesk Inventor. After learning the basic functions of the software, the students had to come up with their own models, based on their creativity. The five best models were then selected to undergo rapid prototyping in which the students were able to see the physical realization of their models.