Macleans College Senior Course Guide(NCEA)

Technology

  • Construction
    • Technology education motivates students to participate in purposeful activities, enabling them to integrate their knowledge and skills from many learning areas in real and practical ways. It provides exciting opportunities for students to extend their ideas and to explore creative solutions to practical problems. They learn to be creative and innovative in generating ideas, and translating their ideas into action that most often results in technological products. Technology also gives students opportunity for interaction with business and industry that provides them with professional and practical experience. Technology (Wood) is the foundation for careers as a builder, carpenter, joiner, construction retailer, project manager, property developer, building certifier, furniture maker, boat builder, furniture polisher, kitchen maker, kitchen installer, stair maker.
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
  • Digital Technologies Computing
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
No courses offered
  • Engineering (Mechnical)
    • Technology education motivates students to participate in purposeful activities, enabling them to integrate their knowledge and skills from many learning areas in real and practical ways. It provides exciting opportunities for students to extend their ideas and to explore creative solutions to practical problems. They learn to be creative and innovative in generating ideas, and translating their ideas into action that most often results in technological products. Technology also gives students opportunity for interaction with business and industry that provides them with professional and practical experience. Mechanical engineers find solutions to problems involving machines and machinery e.g. the gearbox for a vehicle, the air-conditioning for a building, the method of packaging foodstuffs or the manufacture of a domestic appliance. Mechanical engineers are involved in design, testing, manufacture and maintenance. They may work as a machine and product designer, maintenance engineer, production planner, technical representative, technician, design engineer, plant engineer, machinist, toolmaker, machine setter, foreperson, quality controller, marine or aeronautical engineer. Careers in the automotive industry include mechanic, service technician, vehicle certifier, diagnostic technician, automotive electronic technician, high performance technician, automotive business owner or manager, accident investigator.
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
  • Graphics
    • Graphics is relevant for many careers including print design, advertising, packaging design, editorial illustration, animation, product development, architectural technology, construction management.
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
  • Robotics and Product Design
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
  • Textiles
    • The New Zealand textiles industry is establishing a world-wide reputation. Students interested in working with textiles could consider possible future pathways as a product developer, technology teacher, fashion designer, costume designer, design assistant, production manager, cutter, sample cutter, wardrobe assistant, tailor, dressmaker, machinist, textile designer, production assistant, merchandiser, sewing supervisor, retail manager, purchasing manager, CAD operator.
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3