NCEA L1 General Engineering
Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Townsend
Suited to students who have a general interest in Engineering or who wish to undertake engineering related occupations.
The course is designed to cover 19 Credits for the National Certificate of Engineering (General Mechanical Level 2), undertaken by trainees within the engineering industry and by those undertaking engineering course at Polytechnics.
The course starts with an introduction to Health and Safety in the Workshop. This is actively added to throughout the year as new processes are introduced to the students. We also have a key focus on the Technology Department values being pride, involvement, respect and responsibility.
Measurement and measuring devices used in Engineering along with the process of marking out. These skills are introduced with your first project, an aluminium storage box with pivoting lid. You are introduced to a range of hand tools and some basic machinery in this first term.
For Term 2, you will begin working on your basic engineering workshop skills. These are practical skills which are taught and practiced on the Connect 4 project. You will also be introduced to some basic design elements to allow for the designing aspects of this project.
Engineering materials are introduced to the students and characteristics of materials explained along with the benefits and pitfalls of each material.
Term 2 acts as a continuation of Term 2, with the focus being predominately practical. You will be introduced to further equipment in the workshop including Milling and Lathe work, tool selection and operation of the equipment and how to utilise the digital read outs of these machines.
At this stage, you will also be introduced to material finishes, with a focus on sanding and polishing.
Project 3 is introduced. You will have an opportunity to to utilize both the mill and lathes to manufacture a brass pneumatic piston. This is an independent project where you are encouraged to utilise the skills you have learnt over the past year. For this project, you will work in teams with a step by step plan to guide you.
With only four weeks remaining, you will then be focused on finishing all projects and ensuring that practical evidence has been accumulated to prove competency on assessed standards.
Recommended Prior Learning
This is an open entry course. However, having taken Engineering Workshop (EWS) in Yr10, would hold you in good stead to take this subject.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A4 Clear-file folder, pen and pencil, fine tip permanent marker.
Assessment InformationTrades Unit Standards
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.