Level 3 Product Design Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Norris
This is a full year course in which students design and develop an innovative outcome based on a context of their choice and using mixed materials for the construction. It will be covering areas such as:
- Research and design
- Materials technology
- Complex workshop skills
- Computer Aided Design
The students investigate a context of their own choice and identify a need to address an issue for their major project. They then develop an outcome by researching materials, processes and manufacturing techniques to identify which ones best suit the environment that their product will be used in. During the construction the students will complete a log book identifying the workspaces, health and safety procedures and quality control methods that they are applying.
For their minor project, the students need to demonstrate that they can operate a CNC machine by producing a step by step plan explaining the process for setting up and operating the equipment.
Note: This course is university entrance approved.
Recommended Prior Learning
Reasonable success in Level 2 Materials Technology preferred. Students with other Level 2 credits will be considered at the discretion of the HOD.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Approximately $120.00 for equipment and materials.
We are grateful to families making voluntary payments to assist with course specific costs.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.