Intro to Engineering Design


Quarter Course (1 unit)

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (success in honors math is strongly suggested)

This course is recommended for students with a strong math and science background and an interest in engineering. This is an introductory course designed to develop the student’s problem solving skills with emphasis placed upon the concept of developing a 3-D model or solid rendering of an object. Students focus on the application of visualization processes and tools provided by modern, state-of-the-art computer hardware and software. The course will emphasize the design development process of a product and how a model of that product is produced, analyzed and evaluated, using a Computer Aided Design System. Various design applications will be explored with discussion of possible career opportunities.

NOTE: First priority will be given to rising ninth and tenth grade students.

Students will pay a $20.00 materials fee.