Design and Build

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Leary

Design and Build is a course for students who have a creative vision for their own design ideas. By working within a time and cost constraint, students will complete design drawings, CAD models and mock-ups in the pursuit of their outcome. Materials and hardware required are only limited by the imagination of the student design ideas. Students can work with a range of teachers from different technologies and specialists outside of Riccarton High School to fulfil their design brief.

This course is considered excellent preparation for Level 1 Design Technology and DVC. 

Learning Areas:



Level 1 Building and Construction, Level 1 Design and Visual Communication, Level 1 Design Technology

This course will assist with students who enjoy both DVC and Materials Technology. At senior level, skills can be applied in shared projects across the two subjects, enhancing outcomes for both learning areas.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $100 per student for take home project. Any extra material costs will need to be budgeted and presented to caregivers before adding to school accounts.