L3DTC

Design Technologies Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg

Design Technologies combines Hard Materials Technology and Design and Visual Communications to design and make a project.

In Design Technologies, students will study how products are designed for specific situations. Students will develop an understanding of graphics practice using design and visual communications techniques exploring and presenting design ideas across a range of different contexts. 

Students will also learn about technological practice and develop practical workshop-based skills looking at how materials are transformed and the techniques and processes used in design and manufacturing industries.  Students will use computer-based design and manufacturing as part of their course work including designing a product using computer-aided design and setting up and using the laser cutter and or 3d printer to produce it.

The course will involve

  • Product design: Students research an influential designer’s style and apply these styles to the development of a product. such as iPod speakers, headphones, torches, furniture, lighting, and storage solutions.
  • Idea Presentation: the ability to find the most appropriate method of showcasing ideas to a specific audience – this may be using a website, presentation boards, posters, models, and the use of computer-aided design (CAD).
  • Technological Practice: including research, concept generation, and evaluation of practice.
  • Workshop practices: including laser cutter/CNC/Digital design and manufacturing (CAM)
  • Spatial Design:  exploring space through architectural, interior, exterior, landscape, and the design of public spaces. (Note! The Spatial Design Element is intended for students wanting to study DVC only)

 It is possible for students to study only the DVC components of the course and this would suit students wanting to study architecture at university.

 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 45 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 37 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91610 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91612 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports technological development and implementation
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91620 v4
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91622 v3
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.22 - Implement complex procedures to make a specified product using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91625 v3
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.25 - Demonstrate understanding of a complex machine
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91627 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91628 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91629 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91630 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 45
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 45

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.