L3 Product Development Design Metal

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

Required Prior Learning

L2 Technology Wood or Metal and/or the approval of HOD Technology.

A student centred course dealing with real problem solving in a practical environment. The course is centred on the National Evolocity competition. This evolves designing and building an Electric Car and competing against other schools in the area. They can then go on to the national competition if they qualify. 

They will work in teams breaking the task down to its key factors, then research possible solutions and apply that research to the final practical solution. The students will work predominately with metal with the option to use other materials. There is a clear focus on carefully planning out well designed and constructed cars. This is an academic course ideal for students wishing to progress to university engineering, or any other design or technology based career. The students will gain practical skills from this course. It is open entry.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L3 Technology Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 20 credits at L3. Technology is an approved domain subject and is appropriate for students intending to study at university.

Learning Areas:

Technology Resistant Materials [Design & Visual Communication & Electronics]

Assessment Procedures
Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Software Developer, 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, Driller, Geologist, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Welder, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Locksmith, Train Driver, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Scaffolder, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Data Analyst

Course Costs

Cost for course materials that will be consumed or taken home (e.g.: Steel, gas, wood, paints, sandpaper and other project materials). 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
Product Design and Innovation Awareness Trip. Price TBC

Pathway Tags

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Automotive Technician, Boat builder, Building and construction Engineer, Cabinet maker, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, CNC programmer, Coachbuilder, Computer Aided Design worker, Draughts person, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical trades worker, Engineering machinist, Fabrication Engineer, Gasfitter, Illustrator, Industrial designer, Interior designer, Joiner, Landscape Architect, Marine Engineer, Marine Technician, Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer, Metal worker, Motor body builder, Naval Architect, Plumber, Product designer, Quantity surveyor, Sign maker, Spatial designer, Telecommunications technician, Weapons Engineer officer, Welder, etc.