Level 3 Materials Technology
Learners will work from a given brief and an issue to solve, They will test and trial their design ideas through to the construction of their design. Design planning and construction techniques are emphasised throughout the course. Students will work closely with stakeholders to produce a suitable outcome. This work will involve self-driven research, interviews, investigations and product development.
Topic 1: You will be required to undertake testing and trialling to demonstrate your skills in the practical workshop, demonstrating your ability to work independently. You will also be required to design a product to a teacher given brief demonstrating your own design ideas and carrying the process through to the construction stage.
Topic 2: Make scale models of your design ideas to show to your clients and stakeholders your ideas. You will build and construct your design to a high quality finish for your client within a budget. Create working drawings to help you build your design and select the best materials to build it. Produce a portfolio telling your story from start to finish by using photographs, sketches; this can be done in written, video, PowerPoint formats.
Topic 3: Create a prototype that is fit for purpose in the broadest sense
Recommended Prior Learning
- Preferable to have passed at least one Achievement Standard at L2
Course Costs and Equipment
Laptop, Pens and pencils and $120.00 to cover cost of multi-materials.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
Applicants to New Zealand universities require 14 credits in three approved subjects. This course is an Approved Course for University Entrance
Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer, limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.