NCEA Level 3 Product Design: Hard Materials
Teacher in Charge: M. Pearce
This follows on from Year 12 Product Design and leads to courses at Polytechnic or University. This an Achievement Standard course. Students solve design problems by following a design process and then generate a design solution. Justifying its selection to the stake-holders. Advanced practical skills are developed and then assessed in a project.
This course is a University Entrance approved subject.
Students will complete a maximum of 21 credits and the course will be designed to suit the needs and interests of the individual students.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$70 at the start of the year and extra materials consumed will be calculated at the end of the course for the take home component.
Recommended Prior Learning
10 credits in Level 2 Materials Technology including Achievement Standard 2.3 or by consultation with HOD.
Total Credits Available: 40 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
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.
Mechanic, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Plumber, Electrician, Commercial Diver, Heavy Diesel Operator, Aircraft Mechanic, Architect, Roofer, Brick Layer, Painter, Welder, Power Utility Technician, Solar Energy Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Textiles and Industry Sales and Service, Retail and Wholesale, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication, Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter, Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson,
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.