3 Mechanical Engineering: Product Design and Construction (3MENG)
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hobbs
This course is designed for students looking to go to university or Trades at the end of the year to study mechanical engineering or automotive courses. This course is made up of a combination of Unit Standards and Achievement Standards. The overall product will be building a model Steam Traction Engine and will include computer design, 3D printing and CNC making patterns for sand moulds.
Advanced CAD drawing techniques.
CAD to CAM (computer aided manufacture)
Pattern making for sand casting.
Aluminium casting of designed patterns.
Marking out and cutting.
Welding and soldering different metals.
Assembly and fitting.
Testing and modification.
Evaluation of product.
Completion of book work.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students should have complete Mechanical Engineering in year 12 or performed very well in Mechanical Engineering in year 11
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Voluntary Course Contribution
● Course Fee $30.00 for in class materials and resources.
Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
● Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.
See Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.
No additional course specific stationery items other than the Senior Stationery list are required for this course.
To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Please be aware, our charges may change