Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school laboratory science or instructor permission
Offered: Online School for Girls, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
Engineers create things. They are the designers of the modern world. The works they create drive society forward. Introduction to Engineering will introduce students introduced to many areas of engineering, including: civil/structural, chemical, mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering. In addition, students will learn the engineering design process used by practicing engineers. Specific topics in this course will include structural integrity with egg contraptions, chair and bridge building projects, engineering ethics, heat transfer and home heating, energy transmission, and alternative energy research with specific case studies in solar and fuel cell cars. This course will assist students to develop an array of specific skills including: applying the engineering design process to a specific problem; working effectively and collaboratively with other members of the class; demonstrating originality and inventiveness in your work; reflecting critically in order to improve creative efforts in problem solving; and viewing success as a cyclical process. Through active problem solving in the context of specific case studies, this course addresses concepts and skills relevant to a career in engineering. A culminating project will require students to apply much of what they have learned in the course.
**Approved by the NCAA and UC Schools
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