11PRD

NCEA Level 1 Product Design

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Webster

This Technology course is the entry point for students considering a career in a design related field such as Commercial Product Design, Furniture Design, Exhibit Design, Engineering Design or other creative industries.

Design is complex and extends far beyond just styling of products. As a design student, you will work closely with a client to develop your ideas into a successful product that meets their needs.

As you work through your major project you will develop the critical thinking skills and know-how to enable you to research, experiment, test, evaluate, investigate, produce, problem solve, create and communicate your ideas.

Although this course is based in the “hard materials workshops” your designs can use any suitable materials whether it is wood, metal, plastic, fabric, concrete, fiberglass, composites, bone, stone, recycled materials, wire…. Whatever it takes to create the best solution for your client!

Bike-themed clothes hanger
Climbing-themed valet stand
Testing Trebuchets with water bombs!



Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$60 for raw materials. Extra embellishments and additional resources as appropriate.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must also be entered in 11MAT and 11ENG. 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91044 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91046 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91047 v4
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91053 v4
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of design elements
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91057 v4
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 7
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0