NCEA Level 3 Engineering

13TEN
Course Description

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 in 2019 will incorporate 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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Costs will vary according to each student due to their choice of project. A base fee of $100.00 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.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry, however a Level 2 Technology subject is recommended.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2436 v8 Create three-dimensional engineering models using CAD software under supervision
3
I
5
U.S. 20799 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of common engineering metals
3
I
4
U.S. 21910 v4 Interpret mechanical engineering drawings
3
I
5
A.S. 91615 v3 Generic Technology 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of consequences, responsibilities and challenges involved in technology
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91617 v3 Generic Technology 3.10 - Undertake a critique of a technological outcome's design
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91619 v3 Generic Technology 3.14 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of a technical area to a specific field
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91620 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91622 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.22 - Implement complex procedures to make a specified product using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91623 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.23 - Implement complex procedures to create an applied design for a specified product
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
3
E
6
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 32

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 46 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.