Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Materials Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960510

Recommended Prior Learning

Advantageous to have done Level 1 Materials Technology.

This course explores the development of conceptual designs that become a reality using a range of materials, such as wood, plastic and metal. The design process is also used, which involves research, justification and evaluation of work. All necessary steps which allow the development of a product to occur:

Term 1:  You will be required to undertake testing and trialling to demonstrate your skills in the practical workshop, demonstrating your ability to implement practical techniques and work independently. 

Term 2: You will  be required to design a product to a teacher given brief demonstrating your own design ideas and carrying the process through to a final conceptual design. Make functional models and a scale model of your design ideas and explain how modelling supports the designer to create a successful outcome. 

Term 3: You will build and construct a prototype to a high quality finish using a range of materials. Create working drawings to help you build your design; select the best materials, tools and techniques to make it from

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Materials Technology

Career Pathways

Chemist, Architectural Technician, Heavy Truck Driver, Chemical Engineer, Metal Worker, Mechanical Engineer, Buyer, Textile Process Operator, Conservator, Crane Operator, Medical Imaging Technologist, Plasterer, Fencer, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Recycler/Dismantler, Roofer, Signmaker

Course Costs and Equipment

Laptop, Pens and pencils and $120.00 to cover the cost of multi-materials.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.