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Engineering Design, Second Edition
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide



Engineering Design
Table of Contents

Course Overview

Unit 1 Overview:
Principals of Design

Sample Lesson - Unit 1, Lesson 1: Human Factors Affecting Design




Engineering Design, Second Edition

Intended Audience
Grades 11-12 (Foundations of Technology highly recommended, as well as Algebra II, Physics and one advanced technology education course)

Course Overview
Engineering Design will offer students the opportunity to understand and apply knowledge and skills required to create and transform ideas and concepts into a product that satisfies specific customer requirements. Students will experience design engineering in the creation, synthesis, iteration, and presentation of design solutions. Students will coordinate and interact in authentic ways to produce the form, fit, and function documentation with appropriate models to completely define a product. This course will maintain a focus on how engineers apply their creativity, resourcefulness, mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge and skills in the creation or refinement of technological products/systems. A key approach will be the employment of a sophisticated, sequential, and iterative design and development process to solve authentic engineering tasks/problems.
Students will be challenged to participate as members of engineering teams within a typical business organization. Independent and group work will be reflective of authentic engineering projects found in the designed world. Student performance within this structure will be assessed in numerous and diverse ways. It is important to note that measurement of student performance will be reflective of actual professional engineering evaluative processes currently used in this career field. Both independent and collaborative work will be carefully analyzed as students perform within an authentic engineering enterprise environment.
The following major ‘topics’ or ‘chapters’ will be included to organize instruction of appropriate standards and benchmarks and reflect contemporary engineering industry practices:

• Principles of Design
• Engineering Resources
• Engineering Design Process
• Project Management

Course Length
36 weeks

This course is intended for highly focused students who have indicated an interest in a career in engineering. Students will require a sound background in algebra or higher in mathematics and a strong background in basic physics. Students should have also completed at least two previous courses offered as part of the Engineering byDesign™ high school Program of Study. One of these courses must be ‘Foundations of Technology.’ It is also recommended that students understand orthographic theory and basic schematic preparation using CADD techniques/software. This knowledge and skill is the key communication tool in all engineering fields. This is a capstone course offering students the opportunity to fully understand how engineers and technologists accomplish their work.
This course is part of the Engineering byDesign™ Standards-based Program, and represents a capstone course. The ‘Foundations of Technology’ course should be completed successfully before students participate in ‘Engineering Design.’
This course would include mostly high school juniors and seniors who do intend to continue their education in mathematics, sciences, or engineering at the post-secondary level, especially a four-five year baccalaureate degree.

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