Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L2 Electronics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer.

Required Prior Learning

Either completion of Year 11 Mathematics (12 credits minimum) and/or at the discretion of HOD Technology.

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 basic to intermediate electronics theory, practical construction techniques and programming skills while designing and constructing a number of small electronic projects. 

They will then research, design and construct a parking garage control system based on microcontroller technology. Students will then design and build a prototype project of their own choice. Students will also be expected to design and produce a suitable enclosure to house their projects. There is a clear focus on carefully planning a well designed and constructed project.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L2 Technology Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 27 credits at L2.

Learning Areas:

Technology Resistant Materials [Design & Visual Communication & Electronics]

Assessment Procedures

L3 Electronics, L3 Product Development Design Metal, L3 Product Development Design Wood, L3 Technical Skills

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Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Software Developer, Retail Manager, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biotechnologist, Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Miner/Quarry Worker, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Technical Writer, Electronics Trades Worker, Driller, Geologist, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Importer/Exporter, Welder, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Locksmith, Train Driver, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Data Analyst

Subject 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