Digital Technology Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Digital Technology or with agreement from the Head of Department. Students must have achieved at least 10 credits from the NCEA Level 2 Digital Technology  This course is designed for students who are interested in Computer Science as a possible career pathway.

Computer Programming and Software Development
Students will apply comprehensive knowledge of data structures to produce a solution, (using Java Script) through:
•Applying advanced programming techniques to meet the requirements of a brief or solve a problem
•Working through the program development lifecycle, including modelling, problem solving, coding, documenting, effective testing, refining, evaluating, and maintenance

Digital Media
Students will be able to effectively apply the following core elements to two digital media applications:
•Using planning tools to manage, refine, and develop a project
•Applying effective aesthetics to ensure high-quality outcome/s
•Evaluating and selecting a digital media solution
•Using a combination of advanced technical functions from digital media application/s
•Critically reviewing and evaluating the final outcome
•Using creative and innovative techniques to develop an outcome
•Effectively marketing and/or present outcomes to an audience
•Combining a range of digital media applications to develop a solution

Learning Areas:

Digital Technology

Career Pathways

User Experience Designer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Consultant, Data Analyst, Scrum Master, Clinical Coder, Information Technology Manager, Systems Administrator, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Information Technology Architect, Electronics Engineer, Game Developer, Biomedical Engineer