Level 2 Mechatronics Academy - Rutherford College

ACDMEC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Hackett

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.


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.


Faculties:

All Academies (AWVA)



Credit Information
Assessment
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
2
E
4
A.S. 91344 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.20 - Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features
2
I
6
A.S. 91357 v3 Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
2
I
6
A.S. 91373 v5 Digital Technologies 2.46 - Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task
2
I
3
A.S. 91375 v5 Digital Technologies 2.48 - Implement advanced interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
2
I
3
Total Credits

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