Level 3 Robotics, Digital Technologies

13DTE
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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91640 v4 Digital Technologies 3.49 - Implement complex techniques in constructing a specified complex electronic and embedded system
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91639 v4 Digital Technologies 3.48 - Implement complex interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
3
E
6
*
A.S. 91622 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.22 - Implement complex procedures to make a specified product using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91611 v3 Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
3
I
6
Y
*
Total Credits
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.

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