10MEC

Year 10 Materials Technology: Product Design - Mechatronics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Isaacs

WHAT THIS COURSE WILL COVER:

Students will use the design process to design and make practical projects with a variety of materials and electronics.


STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Research, design and evaluation of projects within a given theme;
  • Problem solving, independently and in groups;
  • CAD and CAM systems for manufacturing using 3D printing, Laser Cutter and CNC Router;
  • Basic electronics and programming; and
  • Self management in a practical environment.

At the end of the course students should be independently and collectively designing and manufacturing products that are fit for purpose.

There is an element of mathematics within this subject.

It is strongly suggested that students have access to their own computer for this course.  

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Families/whānau can be charged for the cost of materials when they have agreed that item can be taken home. This cost will be advised at the start of the course.

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.