Level 3 Product and Design Technology*

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Modern society depends on technology and this subject explores, expands and integrates the technology behind common products. There is a strong emphasis on the design process and manufacturing techniques. Students work with a client to achieve an outcome suitable to their stakeholder’s wants and needs.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity - Students create innovative design ideas/solutions, exploring creative existing solutions to enhance their own outcomes.
  • Use the design process to work through a design brief.

  • Critical thinking skills, being able to analyze, reason, solve problems, plan, organize, and make sound decisions in their work.
  • Use Digital Technologies in the design & manufacturing of a solution.
  • Use workshop technologies in the design & manufacturing of a solution.
  • Research of existing solutions and suitable materials to make informed decisions.

  • Present design ideas in an exhibition alongside fellow students.

  • Develop competencies in workshop and machine safety.

  • Use time management strategies to ensure students can manage resources, support and materials.

Year Levels/Departments:

Seniors, Technology

Resources Required

1 A3 Visual Diary, Graphic Pens, Safety Glass & Ear Protection. Final product - $100.00 optional
Students also have the option to purchase more specialised materials, equipment or resources for their individual projects (e.g: developing screens for printing vs hand cut, pine vs rimu). They will need to be mindful of this when working through the design process.