Department Overview

  • Principles of Engineering (PRINENG) (N1303743) (Project Lead The Way course)

    • Grade: 10-12
    • Credit: 1
    • Prerequisite(s): Algebra I; Geometry or concurrently enrolled;

    Course Description:  This course is designated for students who are on the engineering pathway and have only taken Introduction to Engineering Design. It exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. Students develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.

     

    Aerospace Engineering (AERO) (N1303745) (Project Lead The Way Course)

    • Grade: 11-12
    • Credit: 2
    • Prerequisite(s): Principles of Engineering
    • College Credit Opportunity: Technical Dual Credit with Tyler Junior College
    • Licensure or Certification Opportunity: NO
    • Course Expenses: NO

    Course Description:  This course propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.

     

    Engineering Design & Development (EDD) (N1303749) (Project Lead The Way course)

    concurrently enrolled with:

    Robotics and Automation (ROBOTA) (13037000)

    • Grade: 11-12
    • Credit: 2
    • Prerequisite(s): Principles of Engineering
    • College Credit Opportunity: Technical Dual Credit with Tyler Junior College
    • Licensure or Certification Opportunity: NO
    • Course Expenses: NO

    Engineering Design & Development Course Description:  In this capstone course, students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel.

    Robotics and Automation Course Description:  Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for the robotic and automation industry. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. Students will build prototypes or use simulation software to test their designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the robotic and automation industry.

     

     

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