L3 Engineering - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Fowler

L3 Engineering - Internal Combustion Engines - Semester A

Why should students take this course?

Students that take this course will further increase their prior knowledge of how an internal combustion engine works. 

Students will also enter the EVolocity Sustainability Competition and build an Electric vehicle. This is one of the biggest Secondary Schools competitions in Auckland.

This project promotes teamwork and team building skills. 

What curriculum skills will students learn in this course? 

  • thinking

  • using language, symbols, and texts

  • managing self

  • relating to others

  • participating and contributing

Special InstructionsStudents can select Semester A or Semester B or both.


Completion of L2 Automotive Engineering or at teacher/HOF discretion.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 21910 v4
Interpret mechanical engineering drawings
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30436 v1
Demonstrate knowledge of an electronic fuel injection (EFI) system
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30477 v1
Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engines
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 11
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Pathway Tags

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Building Surveyor, Architect, Army Soldier, Heavy Truck Driver, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Line Mechanic, Textile Process Operator, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Watchmaker and Repairer, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Engineering Machinist, Environmental Engineer, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Plastics Worker, Marine Engineer, Forestry and Logging Worker, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Glass Processor, Joiner, Locksmith, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Saw Doctor, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator,


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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