ACDMEC

Level 2 Mechatronics Academy - Rutherford College

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Hackett

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:
Mechatronics unites the principles of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electronics, programming and design skills. This a collaborative class in which the students will design, build and programme a robot.
Students will attend the Mechatronics Academy one day a week from 2-6pm at Rutherford College and spend one afternoon (2-6pm) per week at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) for one semester (Term 3 and 4).
The work done throughout the year will be assessed by Internal Assessment submissions. Places are subject to availability.
AIMS:
Foundation Problem Solving/Certificate in Science and Technology.
Working towards NCEA Level 2 endorsed in the Manufacturing and Technology Pathway.

Places are extremely limited and details can change each year.

VOCATIONAL PATHWAY:
This academy sets students to enter careers in the Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway, including but not limited to: Aeronautical and automotive engineering, clean or “green” technologies, computer-aided design, defence force products, engineering, electro technology, information and communications technology, marine technology, nanotechnology, robotics, software.

See Ms Douglas at the Academy Offices for a form or complete the online form here, save to your device and email to Ms Douglas, [email protected] 

MHS AWVA Academy 2022 application form

If you have trouble opening the application form then please email [email protected] , and a form will be emailed to you. If emailing please state which academy you wish to apply for.

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry into the Mechatronics Academy is through an application and interview process.
You must have Level 1 numeracy and literacy.
Students must be taking Level 2 Mathematics and Physics.

Pathway

Places are very limited on this course. Students must be totally committed to attending Wednesday afternoons at Rutherford College, sometimes till 6pm. Some parts of the course take place at AUT. Transport costs are provided.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91338 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91344 v4
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.20 - Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91357 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91373 v5
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 2.46 - Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91375 v5
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 2.48 - Implement advanced interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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