13DTE

Level 3 Robotics, Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr H. Russ

This course offers students the opportunity to undertake a substantial engineering project of their own choosing in the field of mechatronics. Students are required to take control of all aspects of the project from initial concepts and ideas right through to completion of a functional prototype. The scope of the project includes 3D modelling using industrial design software, printed circuit design and manufacture using CNC equipment, 3D printing, mechanical and electronic construction, software development and production of a working prototype.

You will learn to:
• solve complex electrical, mechanical and computing problems
• use advanced electrical theory
• recognise and use electronic components and systems
• design and construct advanced electronic circuits using sophisticated design and manufacturing software
• use 3-D modelling software to design and construct advanced electro-mechanical systems
• write advanced programming for embedded electronic systems


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

“It is strongly recommended that students have a laptop computer capable of running Windows for this course, as the majority of the course work requires the use of the Arduino programming environment and Diptrace for designing printed circuits. Students need to be able to use this software at home as well as school, to get the most out of this course.”

$40 - This will cover the materials and component costs of most of the projects undertaken as a part of the course, however any extra materials needed for self directed and complex or large projects may require the purchase of extra or specialist components.

Recommended Prior Learning

Successfully completed the level 2 Robotics course with at least 13 credits or having completed an appropriate Technology or Science course. This course assumes you have significant prior experience with the design and programming software that is used, and that you have previous experience in designing and building embedded computer systems. If you have not completed the level 2 course successfully, please do not enrol in this course without consulting the Head of Faculty.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91640 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.49 - Implement complex techniques in constructing a specified complex electronic and embedded system
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91639 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.48 - Implement complex interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91631 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91622 v3
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.22 - Implement complex procedures to make a specified product using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91611 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

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.