Materials Technology

Design & TechnologyOnsite

Athletes are always searching for the edge in their performance. We are seeing a large number of engineers, mathematicians and scientists now working exclusively in developing equipment and clothing that can assist athletes in going faster, higher, and stronger.

This program looks at local surf icon Ripcurl and their search for the perfect wetsuit. Students get the chance to perform a number of industry tests, which give them an insight into human physiology, thermal insulation, textile and fibre testing and development of innovative sport equipment, from concept to the consumer.

The partnership with Ripcurl asks students to take on a role within the research and design team, to investigate whether a new prototype fabric is suitable for future manufacturing of wetsuits.

Program suitability

Design & Technology Years 7-8

Program duration

2 Hours

Class size

12 - 28
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