Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 1 Engineering

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Burr.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry

Level 1 Engineering contains Level 1 and Level 2 Achievement Standards. In 2024 the continued inclusion of a Level 2 Achievement Standard, in which students have successfully undertaken for a number of years, provides consistency and surety in a NCEA transitional year. The course is designed to provide a broad range of engineering aligned knowledge and skills that are transferable to both tertiary and vocational pathways. Students will gain specialized knowledge and experience during the design, planning and construction of predominantly metal based projects.

The course is a blend of practical and written activities and has an emphasis on personalized learning. This course has a maximum of 3 Standards and students have some flexibility to replace standards with ones that better reflect their project, abilities and personal interests

Students predominantly design and manufacture a drift trike but can also produce their own project that reflects their own interests and abilities. 

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 2 Engineering

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Telecommunications Engineer, Geologist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Marine Engineer, Train Driver, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Plastics Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The students are charged $285 with provides all the parts and Materials for the drift trike project. If students choose to manufacture alternative projects they will initially be charged $120. For projects above this value the additional costs will be calculated and agreed upon prior to the student commencing manufacture. These costs may be reviewed in the new year to reflect any increased costs.