Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None (Geometry concurrent or higher)
First Semester (S1); Second Semester (S2)
Course Fee $40/semester
Dual Credit: NNU ENGR 1050*

Students become familiar with the traditional “big four” disciplines of engineering and the extensive array of career opportunities and engineering problems addressed within each discipline. A design process is presented as a structured method for approaching and developing solutions to a problem. Students develop an understanding of the purpose and practice of visual representations using technical sketching and drawing. Students will learn appropriate methods of making and recording measurements, including the use of dial calipers, as they come to understand the ideas of precision and accuracy of measurement and their implications on engineering design. Emphasis on using MS Excel or Google Sheets for statistical analysis of data. This unit introduces students to a variety of modeling methods used to represent systems, components, and processes in design. Computer modeling is introduced, and students use modeling software to create CAD models to represent simple objects in a virtual 3D environment. Student to 3D print an object they design. Geometric concepts are important in the appropriate application of geometric and dimensional relationships and constraints for effective use of three-dimensional computer modeling environments that employ parametric design functionality. Concurrent enrollment available through Northwest Nazarene University. Students MUST take Intro to Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Design I to apply for concurrent credit. Courses may be taken in different semesters.