ACDE11
This course requires 1 option.

Level 1 Engineering Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Nick Hackett

This academy operates at Level 1 and takes place one hour every day. The students are introduced to mechanical engineering skills and techniques. This academy is the first step towards an engineering apprenticeship or a career in a similar field. The academy will lead directly to the Automotive Academy in Year 12 and 13. Both academies are in the Manufacturing and Technology sector.
Students will gain skills in basic engineering workshop techniques including, cutting, marking out, measuring, joining, assembly, and finishing of metal products. The students will build a fully working model steam engine as part of the course.
All the standards covered in this course will contribute to the Level 1 NCEA qualification plus students will have the opportunity of gaining the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Level 1).

Students doing this course should also consider doing: Graphics, Maths (compulsory), Physics or Science, and English (compulsory).

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

AWVA academies are “fees free”


Recommended Prior Learning

Entry and commitment from students. All students who wish to apply for this academy must indicate their choice of the Level 1 Engineering Academy Pathway on the MHS Pathways online course selection.
Engineering Academy students do not complete an AWVA application form.
Students will need to be committed to maintaining their attendance at 95%.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22923 v3 Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision
1
I
12
U.S. 22924 v3 Develop a simple product using engineering materials
1
I
10
U.S. 22926 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering workshop
2
2
2
1
I
2
Total Credits
24
24
24
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries