Level 3 Digital Technology
Teacher in Charge: D. Dewhurst
This course is broken in to two area Developing Digital Outcomes (3DO) and Computational Thinking (CT)
Students will start by reflecting upon their interests and successes of the past years in order to identify an area of interest to them and one which provides an appropriate opportunity to explore a complex digital procedure. They will then research and outline the problems they plan to address and present this in the form of a design brief. The design brief must state specifically how they plan to implement this procedure and how the outcome will perform. The prototype must be developed to the point at which it can be evaluated in the environment for which it was intended and with those for which it was intended. Any of the following arras may be explored:
- Electronics and control
- Programming or database
- Multimedia outcome or Website
Special attention must be paid to, life span or sustainability of the outcome. Once the outcome has been evaluated in an authentic manner a reflective analysis may be written which explains the processes followed and decisions made. This will provide evidence for the external standard to be submitted in Term 4.
Scholarship can also be attempted in all Technology subjects.
Term 4 – The Computer Science topic this year will be Complexity and Tractability. This will be learned once the main project is closed in Term3
There will be a course contribution of $15 for the year.
Brief Development and exploring of ideas
Develop a prototype of a digital outcome
Evaluate a prototype for a digital outcome
Present a summary of the development process
Success in the range of advanced digital procedures such as electronics, programming and website design explored during the Level 2 course is considered essential.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$30 course consumables, software licensing, stakeholder costs, electronic components.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator,
An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.
All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.