Level 3 Materials Technology


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a new course and is still being developed. The course will enable you to build on the skills you have already gained and will involve completing projects in the workshop. Please be aware that there is quite a step up to Level 3 projects and the expected paperwork required.  

This course is project based, focusing on the design and construction of outcomes that integrate a range of materials.

This course offers 18 Level 3 credits including University Entrance.


WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Practical workshop skills and design skills
  • To develop a prototype to make a working application

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

Students must have prior knowledge in Wood or Mechanical Engineering from level 2 in order to enter this course

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
AS 91620 Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
6 Internal X
AS 91611 Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense 6 Internal X
AS 91610 Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense 6 Internal X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

18


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

Every student in this course will be required to sign a contract regarding the use of the school workshop and the tools and equipment. Breaking the contract will result in removal from the class.

Every standard in this course contains written tasks to be completed. Students who are entitled to reader/writer assistance need to draw this to the attention of the teacher at the beginning of the school year so that assistance can be arranged well before the deadlines of the assessment.

Due dates will be advised by your teacher and are not negotiable. Incomplete work will not be assessed subject to the school NCEA policy.




Project 1: Bike Rack - 10 Weeks
Students will construct a bike rack/bike shed that enables storage of bikes for school or community 
Assessment
  • AS91620, AS3.20, Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product, 6 Credits
Project 2: Electric Scooter - 16 Weeks
Students will design and construct a belt drive electric scooter and trial this within the school environment 
Assessment
  • AS91610, AS3.2, Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense, 6 Credits
  • AS91611, AS3.4, Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense, 6 Credits

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

This course leads onto tertiary training especially in the fields of engineering and the construction industry such as architecture.

And could also lead on to an apprenticeship program and into the workforce with many highly sought after practical skills.


INDICATIVE COSTS:

$120 for materials and resources