12DTE

Year 12 Digital Technology - Electronics (12DTE)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Rounds

In this course students learn about systems technology. They learn how to interface, construct and program sensors and actuators in an electronics environment using embedded technology (Arduino). Students apply programming techniques to work with embedded systems and test their product for reliability and functionality. They learn concepts related to printed circuit boards and use CAD to design and fabricate boards for their projects. Students are also introduced to Raspberry Pi and use this to set up local area networks (LAN) to develop an understanding of how networks behave and operate. The course has a reasonably heavy workload that involves a combination of written and practical work.

Assessments in this course are based on a collection of portfolio work with photos and video evidence to demonstrate the functionality of the electronics product. There are three portfolio assessments for the course and one report write up. The course has a strong focus on programming and electronics hardware.

Pre-requisites

Y11 DTE and achieved 14 or more achievement standard credits or approval by the HOD

This course leads in Y13 DTE which is a UE approved course.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Material fee of $95 to cover individual projects materials.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18243 v8
NZQA Info
Construct a simple electronic product from a supplied circuit schematic
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91360 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of redundancy and reliability in technological systems
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91894 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.5 - Use advanced techniques to develop an electronics outcome
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91895 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.6 - Use advanced techniques to develop a network
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91897 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0