This course requires 4 options.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES OUTCOMES 31P - Full Year - 10 periods per week
Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Winter
This course is for 10 periods a week.
Students build a portfolio of work by completing a project to create a digital outcome for an end-user/stakeholder.
Programming Focus: This course develops advanced understanding of complex concepts in Computer Science, and enables students to apply software engineering techniques to plan, prototype, implement and test complex computer programs. Programming knowledge and skills will be used to develop a digital outcome with Python. Other programming languages could be considered but you will need to consult with your teacher. This course will prepare students for a career in Computer Science or Software Engineering following further study at a University or other Tertiary Institution.
Please Note: This course caters for novice to advanced students and student centered learning is a focal point of this course and students are able to take both DTO31F and DTO31P.
This course of learning is an approved UE subject. Scholarship Technology is offered in both media and programming.
Career Outlook: CAD Draftsperson, Computer Systems Engineer, Database Development & Administration, Design/Product Development Engineer, Electronics Engineer/Technician, Food Technologist, Game Developer, Geospatial (GIS) Analyst, Graphic Designer, ICT Multimedia Designer Developers, IT Support Professional, Product Evaluator, Robotics or Automation Engineer, Software Developer/Engineer, Software Tester, Telecommunications/Network Engineer, UX/UI Designers, Web Developer. This could lead to employment in companies such as Kathmandu, Spark, Orion Health, Tait Communications, CerebralFix, Vodafone, Fonterra, SLI Systems.
Assessment: The list of standards below shows the range of standards students can be assessed against.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students may have the option to purchase a student licence of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite through the school.
A removable USB drive maybe required depending on project and if working between home and school.
Recommended Prior Learning
Prerequisites for this course: A creative and inquisitive mind, problem solving and self managing competencies. It would be ideal to have completed the Digital Technological course(s), DTP21F and/or DTM21F. However, an express interest in computers and programming in general is helpful.
Students who have not successfully completed DTM21F or DTP21F course will need to consult with Ms Winter.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 41 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 35 credits.