PDTR200

Level 2 Product Technology Resistant Materials

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Tahat

Technology is intervention by design. In this course, you will learn ways to solve problems through design.  You will experience learning across all three curriculum strands to ensure you become designers of successful, fit for purpose outcomes.  In this course, you will make your products predominantly using Hard Materials such as wood and plastics.

This course is composed of two projects that are each taught for half of the year. Both projects focus on very different aspects of design. 

Project One sees students developing and presenting conceptual ideas with a focus on sustainability and human interaction. At the beginning of the year, we will decide whether to complete an Architectural Design or a Product Design?


Project Two is a construction project concentrating on advanced woodworking techniques to create a product to solve a personal design problem. Examples of past projects are a Longboard/Skateboard, Scooter, Lighting solutions, Furniture, Chairs, Storage.

                               

Both projects culminate in the submission of a design portfolio and technical outcome/prototype. 

In Year 12, you will be predominantly using design to develop outcomes.  You can explore design ideas using either CAD (Techsoft Design, Adobe Illustrator, Sketchup) or Drawing techniques (Sketching, Rendering, Instrumental Drawing). You will also learn to use CAM processes such as tool-pathing for the 3D Printer and Laser Cutter.

In terms of manufacture, you will learn advanced woodworking techniques and to operate fixed machinery and power tools to manufacture your design ideas.


          

Recommended Prior Learning

L1 PDT course is a requirement. Experience in other L2 Technology courses may be considered.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91344 v4
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.20 - Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91356 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.3 - Develop a conceptual design for an outcome
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91357 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91363 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.10 - Demonstrate understanding of sustainability in design
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0