Year 10 Multi Materials Technology

Course Description

The Materials Technology course incorporates both design and practical elements and is open to all students. It provides theopportunity to develop a broad knowledge in material use, techniques andskills in all workshop areas.

Studentstaking this course will design and manufacture several projects using a variety ofmaterials including wood, metal and acrylic. In addition to using traditional tools and machinery there will also be a focus on implementing new technologies at this level to prepare students for NCEA. These include CAD/CAM, CNC routing, CNC Plasma, laser cutting and 3D printing.

Materials Technology aims to give thestudent an appreciation of design and a broad skills base. This subjectleads on to a variety of University Entrance and/or Vocational courses involving design, materials and manufacturing in Years11, 12 and 13.

This is a Year 10 optional course.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A course fee of approximately $60.00 is required, in payment for take-home materials and pre-printed workbooks used in this course. An additional materials fee may be required, depending on each student’s personal choice of materials for their project.


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.

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