Year 13 Mechanical Engineering
Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green
What will I learn and how will I learn?
Mechanical engineers make things! They use a variety of materials and manufacturing processes to design and build machinery, products and other cool stuff. It’s mechanical engineers who make motorbikes, cars, tools, cell phone towers, aluminium boats, wrought iron products and so much more.
The Engineering Industry Training Organisation (Competenz), offers schools genuine industry unit standards at Level 2 and Level 3. These Standards prepare students for real jobs in the engineering industry by developing all kinds of relevant skills and knowledge. Students develop confidence using a variety of hand and machine tools, measuring and welding equipment. This empowers them to work more and more independently and with increasing skill. Students learn to communicate ideas through drawings and plans. This enables them to reproduce products to a high standard or to design and develop their own ideas and share them efficiently with others.
In order to gain Level 3 credits, students will participate in a design process for one of their key projects in conjunction with two achievement standards.
Students are taught safe practices in preparation for industry. Caring for our excellent facilities make students part of a long tradition of quality students who can be recommended by Kaitaia College staff to future employers.
Conditions of Assessment
All work must be submitted to the teacher by the due date. Any work not submitted for assessment by the deadline will receive a ‘Not Achieved’ grade. If students are sick on the day their work is due, they must get a doctor's certificate. Read over the student handbook for full assessment details.
Submitting Internal Assessment
Assessments are to be handed in at the end of the lesson on the due date.
Resubmissions and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in their work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are not available in every standard.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry into this subject is by approval from Ms M Green (Head of Learning Area). Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed the Level 2 programme. Please note - numbers are limited on this course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 3
Term: 1, Week: 4
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 3
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 10
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 10
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.