Student Program


Focus on the future of houses in Bendigo by addressing materials, engineering, and more!



3 days


Bendigo Tech School

Learning Program Overview

*PLEASE NOTE: We are taking bookings for onsite delivery of this program for Term 4, 2020. This program is also available for online delivery - see our Online Programs page for more information*

Through work in groups, students investigate the core issues relating to housing affordability. From one of the following fields each group identifies a user to assist with a problem: 1. Building materials, 2. Engineering, 3. Town planning. They will develop “persona profiles” to aid in their empathy and understanding of various housing issues and how they affect real people. Utilising the Design Thinking Method, students learn and leverage skills in digital design software, pressure and R-value calculations, and electrical circuits to come up with creative solutions. Ultimately, each team will pitch their solution to the room and receive feedback.

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