Mechanical Engineering L1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: W. Steffert

Students will build a two or four wheeled self-propelled vehicle.

This is an introductory Unit Standard qualification for people interested in mechanical engineering technology, and has been developed primarily for use in Secondary Schools to attract students to careers in mechanical engineering or related trades or professions. The qualification is also intended to provide students with a well-balanced, practically orientated course that develops lifelong skills, stimulating self-esteem, confidence and a pride in paying attention to detail.

This course can lead to: National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Level 1) NZQA Ref NQF 1263. This is a practical based course aimed at preparing students who wish to undertake a mechanical apprenticeship. The course encapsulates the teaching of safe use of both hand and machine tool skills.

For more information, please see Mr Steffert


Technology - Mechanical Engineering L2

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$65 plus cost of wheels

Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisites: Priority given to those who have completed Year 10 Metal

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22923 v3 Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision
U.S. 22926 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering workshop
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

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