Level 3 Product Design

13PDT
Course Description

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 Learning Successfully 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.
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91628 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91612 v3 Generic Technology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports technological development and implementation
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91611 v3 Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91610 v3 Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design 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: 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.