Engineering

Full- year course. This course is designed to help students explore engineering, both the different types of engineering and its use in society.  Topics covered in this class include engineering as a profession, defining engineering through the evolution of products, the engineering design process, technical drawing and computer assisted design, identifying and designing solutions to real-world problems, project management principles, and engineering communication.  This course helps students learn to use engineering tools and become confident in their abilities as a problem solver.

Students will create engineering design process portfolios to document their work throughout the year.  Students will communicate their results in an “Innovation Showcase” at the end of the year, and they will share their digital design portfolio with the e4usa community.

Regular lecture attendance is expected. Students are expected to come to class having viewed or read the assigned pre-class materials, prepared to discuss problems, and to work individually and in groups to solve problems. Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours each week working on assignments for this class. 

Prerequisite: Successful completion or co-enrollment in Algebra I is required.

Students should be comfortable using a keyboard to input work. Students must have access to Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint or similar programs, which contain an equation editor so that mathematical equations can be entered into text. Students should sign up for a free account at OnShape, a computer aided design (CAD) software. https://www.onshape.com/en/

Students who complete this course are eligible to apply for college credit at 18 colleges and universities within the United States.  More information will be given out at the beginning of the year.  General information about obtaining college credit upon completion of the e4usa curriculum can be found here: https://e4usa.org/college-credit. This is an amazing opportunity, since the College Board offers no Advanced Placement classes in engineering.


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Engineering Information




  • Example Syllabus
  • Class meets three times per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 9-12.
  • High school students may be awarded 1 Science, Technical Education, or Elective credit upon completion of this course.

Course Materials




  • Required course materials:
    • Full materials list will be posted by June 1, 2024. Enrolled students will be emailed with updates.  
    • Students must have a graphing calculator- TI-83, TI-84, or TI-89, or other calculator.


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