NCEA Level 3 Engineering
Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Burr
Level 3 Engineering enables students to tailor a course of between 18 and 22 credits that aligns with their future career aspirations. Students are able to select from a range of Standards that will result in a program that will focus on either:
- University Entrance approved subject course
- Unit Standards that align with a vocation of interest.
Being able to negotiate a course that meets either tertiary or traditional vocational pathways makes this course attractive to a wide range of students. Many students are also able to successfully access UE literacy credits in a subject of interest.
The course is a combination of theoretical and practical work in which the students are encouraged to develop and manufacture a product of interest. The focus of the course incorporates Achievement Standards that require the use of CNC routers. laser cutting and 3D printing, as well as the use of traditional machines and equipment.
This subject should assist students in gaining a sound knowledge base and in making informed choices about further educational and career options in a wide range of engineering and design related fields.
A UE literacy standard is available in this course.
Recommended Prior Learning
Open entry, however a Level 2 Technology subject is recommended.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Costs will vary according to each student due to their choice of project. A base fee of $120.00 will be charged and additional costs will be calculated on an individual basis. Payment for take home materials used in this course is required before major projects can be started.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.