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
Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91609 v3 Generic Technology 3.2 - Undertake project management to support technological practice
A.S. 91620 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91623 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.23 - Implement complex procedures to create an applied design for a specified product
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

* 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: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.