Engineers create things. They are the designers of the modern world. The works they create drive society forward. This course will introduce students to many engineering disciplines including civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, computer, chemical, and biomedical engineering. Students will learn the engineering design process used by practicing engineers, create engineering drawings, conduct a variety of hands-on projects, and consider the ethical issues within the field of engineering. Students will develop an array of specific skills by applying the engineering design process to a specific problem, demonstrating originality and resourcefulness in their work, reflecting critically to improve creative efforts in problem solving, and viewing success as a cyclical process.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"Unlike any other course, I have never been more efficient on time and creativity than in this one. My teacher's positive and encouraging words and attitude pushed me to do even greater things!"
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SECOND SEMESTER?
Students wishing to pursue an engineering project may enroll in the course for the full year. For students continuing into Semester II, the course shifts into personalized, project-based work, where students engage in deep, sustained inquiry; authentic and iterative research; critical analysis; and rigorous reflection, revision, and assessment as they journey through a self-designed, long-term activism, design, or research project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by a One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students choose include:
This course is approved by the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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