Digital Technologies (Computing) NCEA Level 3



This is an 'approved subject'for University Entrance


To have completed NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies or have permission from the Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

The new Digital Technologies Achievement Standards are academically challenging, covering a range of topics that are important for producing fast, reliable, secure, large scale and easy-to-use software systems. Topics include web design, databases, user interface (UI) design, user experience (UX), digital media and more. Students would be expected to apply computational thinking towards a range of real-world situations for existing and/or future systems. This subject can lead to tertiary studies and careers in such areas as graphic, game and web design, computer graphics and animation, computer programming, software engineering and I.T.

Achievement Standards:

391617Undertake a critique of a technological outcome’s design4ExternalCompulsory
391610Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense6InternalCompulsory
391611Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense6InternalCompulsory
391903Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome4InternalCompulsory

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