The study of digital technology – Electronics DTE is very popular as it let the students explores how, beginning with a need or opportunity, new products and systems are developed, and how technological developments impact on our world. The courses that are taught at various levels lead the pathway that branches into various disciplines of Engineering such as Electrical and Electronics, Software programming and Mechatronics.
Students are given the opportunity to embed Electronics with programming. Hence they get to learn the following skills and apply them to make the products.
Students are also encouraged to work along with a future in tech ambassador to design and make a product that would help the community. These projects are being submitted to the IPENZ Transpower Engineering awards to motivate the students to do Engineering in the Universities.
Students design electronic circuits and products that incorporate the technology design process to produce an outcome. The included areas are
The course is assessed through unit assignments and project completion and evaluation.
This course offers the opportunity for students to extend their experience of the year 10 program in electronics technology or start a program of study in the applications and manipulation of electronics environments for technological applications.
The Achievement Standards for assessment are:
This course offers the opportunity for students to be involved in the design and construction of SUMO WRESTLING robots. Students will learn about different methods of control, which include radio control, infra-red control as well as Bluetooth. Students will have access to the faculty’s 3D printers and CAD software to design and print parts for their robots. The SUMO robots will eventually be used in an inter-school SUMOBOT contest held against Pakuranga and Howick College.
This course offers the opportunity for students to use their knowledge and skills in electronics to design and manufacture an advanced/complex electronics system that will address a need in their local community.
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