DGT3

Level 3 Digital Technology

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Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: E. Trudeau.


In the Level 3 NCEA Digital Technology course, ākonga will refine their skills in creating sophisticated digital outcomes with specific purposes. They will engage in complex design processes, employing advanced techniques and methodologies to develop innovative solutions. The course will deepen their understanding of algorithms, data structures, and computational thinking, enabling them to design efficient algorithms and analyze intricate problems. Additionally, they will explore emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, considering their societal impact and ethical implications. The course will also focus on system design, security measures, and the responsible use of data. Through interdisciplinary discussions and collaboration, ākonga will develop inclusive and sustainable digital solutions.

In summary, the Level 3 NCEA Digital Technology course empowers ākonga to refine their digital creation skills. They will engage in complex design processes and deepen their understanding of algorithms, data structures, and computational thinking. The course explores emerging technologies, system design, and ethical considerations, fostering the development of inclusive and sustainable digital solutions. Ākonga will be equipped to tackle real-world challenges and navigate the evolving digital landscape responsibly and ethically.


Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is success in the range of advanced digital procedures such as databases,  programming and website design explored during the Level 2 course. 

Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 course consumables, software licensing, stakeholder costs, electronic components.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91901 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.2 - Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91903 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91907 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91909 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

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.