NCEA Level 3 Product Design and Manufacturing 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 14 credits from the Level 2 Product Design and Manufacturing.

Applied design to a wood carving

This course builds on from the Level 2 Product Design & Manufacturing course. NCEA Level 1 is basic, Level 2 is advanced and Level 3 is complex knowledge and skills.

In this course students will learn:

  1. To further extend and develop their making skills 
  2. To extend and deepen their knowledge of material properties and characteristics
  3. How to create an applied design to a product
  4. To project manage a project

PLEASE NOTE: There will be costs for materials for take home products, or outsourced services.

This is a an approved  University Entrance (UE)course.

A student can take more than one Technology course at Level 3 and each one will be eligible as a UE entry in its own right. A students total in Technology (SPD, PDM, DIT, CSI, FNT courses) will be divided by 14 to make up the maximum number of UE eligibilities as they enable.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Product Assembler, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Joiner, Jeweller, Valuer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be costs for materials for projects. Projects are taken home.
Students are required to provide an apron for practical work.

Assessment Information Students will be assessed on: - the quality of their practical work - their ability to use planning tools to manage the different aspects of their project - their level of independence and how effectively they use their resources, including time