Student Program

Alternative Energies

Working in groups students are tasked with exploring renewable energy, design and model an alternative energy solution to be 3D printed and tested for efficiency.

Alternative Energies


2 days


Bendigo Tech School

Learning Program Overview

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Imagine the Bendigo you’d like to see in the the future, capitalise on opportunities and mitigate against challenges with renewable energy technologies through 3D printing technology. Starting with examples of different renewable energies and their own ideas for the future of Bendigo, students get hands-on testing an array of devices that transform and transfer energy (using the scientific method).

Through the Design Thinking process, groups research and decide on a potential future energy problem to address. The students create solutions leveraging innovations in renewable energy and energy efficiency related technologies.


Curriculum Focus:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Design and Technology
  • Digital Technologies
  • Personal and Social Capabilities
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Sustainability Cross-Curricula Priority

Technology Utilised:

  • 3D printing

Student Outcomes:

  • Develop a scientific understanding of emerging energy sources and how some renewable energy technologies work.
  • Learn and apply the Design Thinking Process to a future problem.
  • Design and deliver a solution for the city of Bendigo in the year 2040.

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03 5444 7113
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill