Introduction to Engineering
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
Principles of Engineering
In Principles of Engineering, students build and program a basic robot, then use it to conduct experiments demonstrating physics and mechanical properties, adding sensors and mechanisms. Principle of Engineering concludes with a capstone project featuring competitive instructional strategies.
Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architecture design software.
Students pick a field of study and work independently to advance their knowledge in the chosen field. Online research, model building, and interviews are all examples of how students have gained knowledge. Time management and intrinsic motivation are a must for this course. Students that have taken this course have researched the patent process, sequential transmissions, pipe integrity and gamedesign/programming as well as furthered their knowledge in some of the previous courses they have taken in the engineering strand.
Students who have taken Principles of Engineering can take an independent study in competitive robotics where they can compete in VEX and will compete in SkillsUSA.