L3ELEC

L3 Electronics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

An approved domain course, which involves students establishing an idea for a product, and the creation of a solution involving the application of technology. Students will initially be taught advanced electronics theory, practical construction techniques and programming skills while designing and constructing a control system for a multi level elevator.

They will then research, design and construct a prototype electronic device, for a client, based on microcontroller technology. Students will also be expected to design and produce a suitable enclosure to house their project. There is a clear focus on carefully planning a well designed and constructed project. Students will be taught to use CNC and 3D printing Technology.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L3 Technology Achievement and Unit Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 24 credits at L3.


Course Costs

Cost for course materials that will be consumed or taken home (e.g.: Solder, copper tape, small components, wire, PCB material and PCB etchant) NB: For students who design, larger or more complex projects, the school fee may not cover the total cost of their materials. Any students in this situation will be invoiced later in the year on a case by case basis. $130

Required Prior Learning

Either completion of Year 12 Mathematics and/or at the discretion of HOD Technology.

Career Pathways

Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91638 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.47 - Demonstrate understanding of complex concepts used in the design and construction of electronic environments

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91639 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.48 - Implement complex interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91640 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.49 - Implement complex techniques in constructing a specified complex electronic and embedded system

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91904 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.5 - Use complex techniques to develop an electronics outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

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.

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