Course Description

Students are introduced to the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real problems. They work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using engineering notebooks and 3D modeling software.

Essential Questions

  1. What is the engineering design process and how is it used to develop new and innovative products?
  2. How are technical sketches and drawings used to visualize representations and communicate ideas within the engineering profession?
  3. How are modeling methods used to represent systems, components, and processes in design?
  4. How is the process of reverse engineering (which involves disassembling and analyzing a product or system in order to understand and document the visual, functional, and/or structural aspects of its design) useful to an engineer?
  5. How can advanced 3D computer modeling skills be useful when developing a new product?