NCEA Level 3 Digital Technologies - Product Design Technologies
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton
Students are able to take more than one Digital Technology course. Each course counts as a unique domain for University Entrance. For example students taking Product Design Technologies and Interactive Game Design would count as 2 separate University Entrance Domains.
Product design technologies brings together a range of learning areas such as creative design, science, engineering, business studies, digital media, computing, electronics, materials technologies and entrepreneurship in one project-based learning environment.
Product Design Course overview.
This course provides an opportunity for both traditional technologies like web development, databases, software design/programming, multimedia, animation/3D modelling, video, graphic design. as well as emerging technologies like Virtual/Augmented reality. This course is well supported with cutting-edge equipment, like Laser cutters, CNC machines, 3D printers. When you study here, you’ll see how collaboration truly helps to create ideas that shape our world.
Students are introduced to and and use Design Thinking to define a project of interest, identify and develop skills relevant to that project and then work to develop an outcome. Students will also have the opportunity to work together in multi-discipline teams and with a wide range of people throughout the project i.e. other students, teachers, other professional adults as required.
The range of contexts, project options and technical skills are wide and primarily driven by the students' needs. Examples of student work from this course.
This course has strong links with the Product Design course taught at the University of Canterbury and students are also encouraged to exhibit their work for scholarship, and other competitions such as BrightSparks, Science Fair, Inspire Foundation, Callaghan Innovation.
The standards used for assessment draw from the Technology domain, are negotiable, and will be customised to suit individual student projects.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 39 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
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.