Level 3 Product Design
Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Brinsden
The study of technology at this level is not materials specific; students interested in engineering, furniture or carpentry, electronic or electronic systems can take this course and develop their personal learning goals within this subject option.
You will learn to:
• identify contexts through interactions with clients and produce technological solutions
• extend your range of practical skills
• research and examine alternative solutions to the problems addressed
• critically evaluate your own work
• optional standards allow students to create a display using a body of visual work, for presenting to the public
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$45 – this will cover the materials cost of most of the projects undertaken as part of the course however, any extra materials needed for complex or large artefacts produced for clients as a part of the evidence for assessment may need to be purchased separately.
Recommended Prior LearningSuccessfully completed a level 2 material technology, including at least 1 external standard; electronics, textiles or graphics course. Completion of 6 or more literacy credits at level 1, with a level 2 physics course is also being useful or at the discretion of the head of faculty.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.