Level 1 Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

Mechanical Engineering gives students practical and theoretical skills to enable them to investigate ideas, draw concepts, be creative and develop new technical solutions. Students will learn workshop safety and also gain credits towards a National Certificate in Engineering - Level 1 & 2.

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 the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 1. This qualification prepares 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.

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.

Year 11 students complete two major projects, a compulsory project plus one chosen by the student.

All students are expected to follow the policy outlined in the Kaitaia College NZQA Student Handbook.  Failure to comply will result in a "Not Achieved" grade for the affected assessment/s.

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.


Level 2 Mechanical Engineering

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry into this subject is dependent on the satisfactory completion of Year 10 Metal Technology, or by approval from Ms Michelle Green (Head of Learning Area). For safety reasons, there are limited spaces on this course.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 17676 v5 Carry out a pre-start vehicle check on a vehicle or machine, and start and shut down the vehicle or machine
Term: 4, Week: 4
U.S. 22923 v3 Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 7
U.S. 22924 v3 Develop a simple product using engineering materials
Term: 3, Week: 10
U.S. 22926 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering workshop
Term: 1, Week: 3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Pathway Tags

Welder, Automotive Engineer, Locksmith, Engineering Machinist. Automotive Refinisher, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Automotive Electrician

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