Mechanical Engineering Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Slaney

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of a year 10 Technology course or by approval of the HOD. 

Mechanical Engineering Level 1

A workshop course with the emphasis on practical skills leading to greater knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Engineering systems and implementations. Credits are obtained by a combination of theory and practical based assessment provided through Competenz, as well as NCEA achievement standards. Successful projects in the past have included a gravity powered vehicle or drift trike, which when completed, student have a choice to make a project of their choice.

Learning Areas:



Mechanical Engineering Level 2

Career Pathways

Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Marine Engineer, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Automotive Technician, Motor Vehicle Salesperson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$65 for take home projects

Pathway Tags

Engineering: Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Roofer, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter Armed Forces: Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtspers


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.