Middle School Subjects – STEM (Digital Technologies)

At Emmaus Christian College, students in STEM (Digital Technologies) learn skills in advanced technologies and how they are applied in various STEM fields. Each year includes an innovation STEM project where students apply their skills to solve current and emerging challenges outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students inquire, test, and reflect, on how various emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and their developed solutions impact societies and associated ethical considerations.

Within this subject, students will learn about:

  • Emerging technologies such as Machine Learning (AI)

  • Computational Thinking & Programming skills

  • 5 Stages of Data Analysis (Acquiring, Processing, Modelling, Representing and Interpreting Data)

  • Iterative Project Development

Students learn concepts and practical skills in these key areas which can foster curiosity and capability in other subject areas such as Science, Mathematics, Design & Technologies and Humanities. In subsequent years, students’ increased capabilities allow them to further design and create authentic STEM Solutions independently and collaboratively.

Year 7:

UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

  • Computational Thinking with Microcontroller Programming

  • Innovation Project - Use Data to improve Health and Fitness (Acquiring and Interpreting Data)

  • Introduction to Machine Learning (AI) (Binary Classification)

Year 8:

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • Computational Thinking (Syntax and Microcontroller Programming Skills)

  • Innovation Project - Sustainability, Smart Homes and Cities

  • Spreadsheet Data Analytics (modeling and representing data)

  • Introduction to Machine Learning (AI) (Text Analysis)

Year 9:

UN Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

  • Training and testing AI Models

  • Innovation Project - Programming AI driven technologies

  • Spreadsheet Data Analytics (modeling data, representing data)

  • Cybersecurity - analysing and testing networked systems

Year 10 Digital Technologies