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Level 2 Mechatronics Academy - Rutherford College

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Nick 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.
AIMS:
Foundation Problem Solving/Certificate in Science and Technology.
Working towards NCEA Level 2 endorsed in the Manufacturing and Technology Pathway.

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.

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.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91338 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
4
4
4
4
2
E
4
A.S. 91375 v3 Digital Technologies 2.48 - Implement advanced interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
3
3
3
2
I
3
A.S. 91373 v5 Digital Technologies 2.46 - Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task
2
I
3
A.S. 91357 v3 Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
6
6
6
6
2
I
6
A.S. 91344 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.20 - Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features
6
6
6
2
I
6
Total Credits
16
22
10
3
22
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries