Level 1 Product Design
Through project-based learning, this course will equip students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing future in technology.
What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
Students will complete individual projects to address a real-world challenge of their choosing. They will learn to bring life to their ideas with the design process, innovation, and hands-on skills.
Students will have access to laser cutters, 3D printing, and other technologies using a makerspace approach with the wood, metal, and soft materials workshops.
Using projects developed from areas of personal interest, students will work through a full design process to:
• Identify an issue
• Develop conceptual solutions to that issue
• Develop multi-material modeling skills
Recommended Prior Learning
This course has no prerequisites; open entry for all.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it. Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.
The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.