TECHNICAL GRAPHICS –
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects offered for Junior Cycle. In Technical Graphics you will learn how to represent 3-D objects on paper and on computer. You will develop problem solving and creative thinking skills through the solution of graphical problems.
What will I learn about in Technical Graphics?
In Technical Graphics you will learn:
How to produce drawings using drawing equipment, freehand sketches and computers
How to read and interpret drawings and diagrams
How graphics relate to the design and manufacture of products
Is Technical Graphics anything like what I did in primary school?
In primary school, you will have learned lots of things in mathematics which will help you in studying Technical Graphics. For example, you will have learned about 2-D and 3-D shapes, lines and angles. In Visual Arts, you will have made drawings, experimented with lines, shapes, textures, patterns and tones. All of these previous learning experiences and skills will be helpful in Technical Graphics. However, your Technical Graphics teacher will start with the basic skills required and you will develop them throughout the coursework.
Will Technical Graphics have anything to do with other subjects I will be studying?
Yes, Technical Graphics will be very helpful in the study of Materials Technology Wood, Technology, and Metalwork as each of these subjects require you to make drawings of the pieces you will be making. The problem solving and geometry you will learn in Technical Graphics will prove very useful in Mathematics.
How will Technical Graphics be useful to me?
Technical Graphics helps you to think in a more logical and creative way. You will communicate information using diagrams and sketches. Technical Graphics greatly compliments the other technology subjects and lead to careers in areas such as Architecture and Engineering.