Engineering 1 (Engineering Principles and MESA)
Year – 10 Credits
Engineering I is a high school level course that is appropriate for 10th grade students who are interested in engineering. This course is designed to provide an introduction and foundation in engineering principles for students. The major focus is to expose students to the engineering design process, engineering standards, research and analysis, technical documentation, career opportunities, communication methods, and teamwork. Engineering I gives students the opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving while understanding course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. Students are engaged in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical hands-on preparation and focuses on engineering technology and design through the use of robotics. Engineering I used in combination with a teaming approach, challenging students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understand the engineering design process
The MESA acronym stands for Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement. MESA enables students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year college or university with a math-based degree in areas such as engineering, the sciences, computer science and mathematics. In this course, students will engage in projects that will challenge their ingenuity and creativity, and discover the mathematics behind their engineering creations. Some objectives of this course include:
1) To develop complex problem-solving skills.
2) To understand the fundamentals of basic physics.
3) To prepare students for University-Level coursework.
Year – 10 credits
Engineering II provides an in-depth understanding of engineering principles for students. The course offers the following components: classroom/laboratory and hands-on learning with academic and project-based instruction through advanced robotics. Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, presentation, and career opportunities.