Level 3 Mechatronics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

What Will I Learn and How Will I Learn?
Imagine it, engineer it, and make it go. Use skills developed in Level 1 and 2 to develop and refine the project started in Level 2. Students will create a fully functional marketable prototype to fulfil the identified problem or context. Robotics provides students with opportunities to question, think about, and create technological tools, rather than just becoming passive users of technology.

The course will take students through the more advanced concepts of electronics, DC electrical systems, control programming and interfacing. Students will develop on their project developed at Level 2 to refine the design and add functionality. Students will use skills developed in designing, refining and building (using the 3D printer and the laser cutter) to improve their project vehicle in answer to a defined problem or context.

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.

Course Overview

Term 1
Research and develop a concept and 3D model of your project; Produce working drawings of your design; Produce STL 3d Print files or Laser cut files for producing your prototype.

Term 2
Develop and demonstrate an understanding of advanced techniques in control programming and interfacing; Produce a plan for the development program for your project;
Complete initial development of your project.

Term 3
Iteratively build, program, test and refine your prototype of the project to determine its fitness for purpose against the brief.

Term 4
Presentation of your summary of developing a digital outcome.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have the ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer and will share electronic equipment. Preference is given to students who achieved in Level 2 Mechatronics course, have ability in Mathematics or Science and who have a good attendance record and work ethic.

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
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
A.S. 91904 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.5 - Use complex techniques to develop an electronics outcome
A.S. 91906 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
A.S. 91909 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 6

* 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: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Database/Systems Administrator, Game Developer, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Network Engineer, Programmer, Software Architect, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Administration Officer, Animator, Artist, Artistic Director, Teaching, Illustrator, Product Design, Video Game Design, Web Design, Film and Video Editor, Information Systems, Engineer, Software Developer, Website Developer, Website Manage, Research and Development

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