PDTR300

Level 3 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 focuses on one major project due to the need to include complex manufacturing processes. There are two approaches to L3 PDT. The teacher in charge of the course will suggest the appropriate approach you take, depending on your experience. 

Format A allows students to realise a design of their choice, as long as it includes appropriate processes for the assessment.


Format B is more prescribed to support students with less experience. At L3, students must complete complex processes and to achieve this successfully, detailed plans and appropriate demonstration is required. Past projects include a Ukelele, Computer desk, Complex cabinets.



This project culminates in the submission of a portfolio and technical outcome/prototype. 

In Year 13, 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 CNC Router, 3D Printer and the Laser Cutter.

You will learn complex woodworking techniques and develop the ability to work precisely using all available resources at Henderson High.


Recommended Prior Learning

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

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91611 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype 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. 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. 91623 v3
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.23 - Implement complex procedures to create an applied design for a specified product
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

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.