The Engineering design brief outlines a problem, for which the students are required to produce a solution.
The solution to this problem results in the production of an artefact.
The process through which the students set about solving the associated problems is documented in a written folio.
The design brief is presented in the following fashion.
This sets a context for the given brief.
The preamble will contain information which will guide the student in the analysis and understanding of the design problem.
This is a clear statement which outlines the problem posed. Design specifications, constraints and limitations: These outline the constraints or limitations placed on the design e.g. maximum size, voltage etc.
This document outlines the stages the student must work through in order to successfully complete the Engineering Design Project (Higher Level), which is recorded in the written folio. The process headings are as follows:
`Presentation of the completed folio:
The folio represents a record of the work of the candidate from the initial ideas to the final evaluation. Should be well presented and include photographs, sketches, handwritten notes or typed details. Notes and explanations can be inserted wherever it is deemed necessary.
The following points should be considered by the student;
- Watercolour paper
-Coated paper / Photographic paper / Trace paper