13MTT

NCEA Level 3 Materials Technology - Extension

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Burr

Year 13 Materials Technology is an extension class. It has been designed for those students seeking NCEA Subject Endorsement in Technology, as well as those intending to have a Hard Materials/Engineering focus for a Technology Scholarship entry. It involves working with each student to develop a personalized learning program that is able to accommodate student's future aspirations and strengths. Multiple Technology Scholarships have been awarded to students every year that this course has been offered. It also targets students who have tertiary aspirations in Engineering related fields as well as Industrial and/or Product Design study at tertiary level.

This course provides personalized learning and the opportunity for students to design and manufacture products that reflect their interests. Students are encouraged to use a combination of traditional tools and machines as well as newer technologies including CNC routers, laser and plasma cutters, welding and 3D printing processes.

The course is a combination of written and practical work and students are required to have a good level of literacy.

This course advertises up to 28 credits, but most students will select a course of between 18 to 24 credits.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry. Students are not required to have done a Technology subject in Year 12 but should have a good level of literacy and work ethic.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$120 initial materials cost. Students may have to purchase additional materials dependent on their project.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91608 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.1 - Undertake brief development to address an issue within a determined context
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91610 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91611 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91612 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports technological development and implementation
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91616 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.9 - Demonstrate understanding of how the fitness for purpose of technological outcomes may be broadly interpreted
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 28

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.