13 Design Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Cook

Design Technology gives students the opportunity to learn how to design, make and test their own creations, acquiring skills and knowledge which are applicable to areas such as product design, furniture design, spatial design and the building and construction industry.

Material and Construction Skills: Students will learn a range of construction techniques using the workshop equipment to make both three dimensional models for testing and fully realised products.
Design: Students will learn how to apply creative and critical thinking to develop purposeful products for others.
Know How Can Do: Students will learn how to use a range of woodworking tools and machinery in the workshop to implement complex skills and techniques to construct a given product.
Design Project: Students will engage with a stakeholder of their choice to develop a product that meets the needs of a user. Students will learn how to design their product ready for manufacture as well as taking into consideration a product’s life cycle and the human factors that can be incorporated into the design of a product.

NOTE: AS 91611 is also used in 13FTE therefore it is advisable not to take 13FTE and 13DET

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $80 for the cost of materials.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91610 v3 Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
A.S. 91611 v3 Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
A.S. 91620 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Product Design, Spatial Design, Furniture Design, Building and Construction

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