L3 Product Development Design Wood

L3PROW
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

A student centred course dealing with real problem solving in a practical environment. The students establish a client for whom they produce a creative practical solution by using technological practice. They will break the client’s problem down into key factors, then research possible solutions and apply that research to the final practical solution. 

Students will work predominantly with wood with the option to use other materials. There is a clear focus on carefully planning out well designed and constructed projects. Construction of scale models and the use of design software is also encouraged. This course would be ideal for any student wishing to either progress to higher education, become an accomplished designer or undertake any trade or technology based career. The students will gain practical skills from this course.

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 24 credits at L3. Technology is an approved domain subject and is appropriate for students intending to study at university.


Course Costs

Cost for course materials that will be consumed or taken home (e.g.: Wood, glues, varnish, 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


Required Prior Learning

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


Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91608 v3 Generic Technology 3.1 - Undertake brief development to address an issue within a determined context
3
I
4
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
*
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. 91612 v3 Generic Technology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports technological development and implementation
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91620 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
3
I
6
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

* 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: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Pathway Tags

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