NCEA Level 3 Digital Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Webster

Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies enables students to express problems and formulate solutions in ways that mean a computer (an information processing agent) can be used to solve them. In this area, students develop:

  • Students analyse concepts in digital technologies by explaining the relevant mechanisms that underpin them, how they are used in real world applications, and the key problems or issues related to them.
  • Students discuss the purpose of a selection of data structures and evaluate their use in terms of trade-offs between performance and storage requirements and their suitability for different algorithms.
  • They use an iterative process to design, develop, document and test advanced computer programs.

Designing and developing digital outcomes: In this area, students understand that digital applications and systems are created for humans by humans.

  • students independently investigate a specialised digital technologies area and propose possible solutions to issues they identify.
  • students work independently or within collaborative cross-functional teams to apply an iterative development process to plan, design, develop, test and create quality, fit-for-purpose digital outcomes that enable their solutions, synthesising relevant social, ethical and end-user considerations as they develop digital content.

Recommended Prior Learning

HOD's discretion and preferably you have completed either Year 9 or 10 or both.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91900 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.1 - Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
A.S. 91901 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.2 - Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
A.S. 91903 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

Website Developer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Data Entry Operator, Software Engineers, Software Architect, Software Developer, Data Analyst, Test Analyst., Database/System Administrator, Game Developer, System Administrator, Web Designer, Website Administrator, Computer Graphic Design, Data Entry Operator, Animator

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