NCEA Level 1 Engineering

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Wilson

Students who take this course will complete a full year in the workshop environment. Within the year they will undertake a minimum of 2 Engineering Projects, all of which will contribute to the student's folio of work. Students will research and design a product and to then plan and produce their design as a working prototype. Students participating in this course will gain credits in Unit Standards through Competenz (New Zealand Engineering Food & Manufacturing Industry Training Organisation). 

The manufacture of engineering products, working from specific plans to within given tolerances requires the students to display competent practical skills. Design and making techniques are taught and developed to manufacture materials in the production of the students' folio of work, which might be items such as a gardening tool or similar.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Health and Safety and understanding of working in a risk rich environment is a large part of this course and those students that cannot demonstrate good practice in this area, may be removed from the course.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is preferable that students have taken this in Year 10, or recommendation by teacher.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students pay the subject charge of $70.00, which covers the cost of the take home materials used in the course.

1 A4 Display Book, pencil, blue & black pens


Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22923 v3
Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Term: 3, Week: 2

U.S. 22926 v3
Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering workshop
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.