Hutt Valley High School Hutt Valley High School

Year 10 Product Design Technology - Hard Materials

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Norris.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Year 10 Hard Materials Product Design in the Workshop -

This course will be taught in a traditional hard materials workshop.

The year long course has been designed to give students an experience in a range of hard materials to produce a range of product design projects including including producing:

  • Skills based speaker project with a focus on different techniques for joining hard materials

  • Sustainable Toy Manufacture

  • LED Light production

Students will have the opportunity to learn design software like Adobe Illustrator and techsoft to enhance their product outcomes with the use of a laser cut, 3D printed or dye sublimation printed component.

Students will understand how electronics can be incorporated into product design and experience how to solder and join a simple circuit together to produce sound/light.

Within all three outcomes produced students will use the design process to understand how to meet stakeholder needs, produce creative/innovative ideas, incorporate computer design softwares and understand how to evaluate and refine work.

Learning Areas:



Year 11 Furniture and Construction (BCITO), Year 11 Mechanical Engineering (ITO), Year 11 Product Design Technology

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Stonemason

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$130.00 for classroom materials.

We are grateful to families making voluntary payments to assist with course specific costs (e.g. Materials for students projects)