Advanced Systems Robotics Academy (After School Program)
Age Range: Grades 7 to 10
Prerequisite: Suitable for students who have a keen interest in open source technologies and advanced systems. No prior experience required. Respectful behaviour in the classroom is expected as students in this academy have a high level of interest in exploring technologies. This program will NOT admit students below Grade 7.
The Advanced Systems Academy takes robotics to a higher level and is most suited for students who are interested in mechatronics, robotics and technology and who are looking at exploring mechatronics and robotics in their high school years in preparation for university. No prior experience is required but students are required to participate fully and willing to work with others as a team.
In the Advanced Systems Academy, students will be working with advanced robotics systems such as Circuits, Electronics, Artificial Intelligence, Arduino based systems and VEX Robotics plus be able to experience Competitive Robotics by participating the the yearly VEX Robotics Competition.
The Android-powered robotics platform can be controlled by mobile phones and uses JAVA as the programming language, which is a useful and highly sought after programming skills to attain. With the Android based platform, students will learn and become skilled in technologies which are in demand now.
The JAVA programming language is among the most popular in use today and us the basis for many advanced placement courses. Students also learn about the engineering drive Vex Robotics system and Robot C.
Get ready now for the future you are aiming for. To maximize the learning of all of these systems, it is recommended that students remain part of the academy for at least a year.
- VEX Robotics System
- CAD (Computer Aided Design)
- 3D printing and design
- Virtual robotics
- Artificial Intelligence
- Arduino Programming
- Augmented Reality
Innovate Academy Advanced Robotics Certification modules are available for students who have participated in this program for a minimum of 2 terms (additional certification fees apply). VEX Robotics Levels 1 to 2 are available for students who are driven to succeed and who would like to take their knowledge of the VEX Robotics System to a higher level.
Advanced Systems Academy Details Term 4, 2019 :
9 week program each term
Start Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2019
End Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Session time: Wednesdays, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: Forest Hill College, 178 – 180 Mahoneys Road , Burwood East, VIC
Cost: $310 per term, per student (Additional $10 late enrollment fee applies after Friday 27 September 2019. Please book early to avoid this payment. This greatly helps with program and resource planning.)
BYOD: This is a BYOD program where students are expected to bring their own Windows (only) laptop to the weekly sessions .
Term Dates for 2019:
Term 3 (9 weeks) – Wednesday 17 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019
Term 4 (9 weeks) – Wednesday 9 October 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019
Term Dates for 2020:
Term 1 (9 weeks) – Wednesday 29 January 2020 to Wednesday 25 March 2020
Program Key Terms for Enrollments & Renewals
- Bookings /Renewals for every term can be done on this page.
- Fees can be paid anytime during the current term for the next term before the due date.
- Strictly no cash payment accepted at the door.
- Fees must be paid in full before a student can enter the program every term.
- There are no make up classes for this program if a student does not come for class. Public holidays are made up with either an extra lesson or session hours added on which will be decided by Innovate Academy.
- No parent / guardian is permitted to stay in the classroom as the program promotes independent learning.
NOTE: Please refer to notices from Innovate Academy for make up lessons and session changes during the term, if applicable.
Terms and Conditions apply.