In this course, students use the engineering design process to explore multiple branches of engineering, and examine ethics in engineering and the responsibilities associated with shaping communities. Some challenges in this course include delving into issues around population growth and food access, designing urban farming solutions, and learning more about water access by designing, building and testing a solar desalination apparatus. Students consider diverse perspectives when designing technology, and learn how to communicate scientific concepts on which designs are based, both orally and in written form. This course encourages active problem solving and addresses concepts and skills relevant to a career in engineering, including: applying the engineering design process to a specific problem; working effectively and collaboratively with others; demonstrating originality and inventiveness in your work; reflecting critically to improve creative efforts in problem solving; and viewing success as a cyclical process.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school laboratory science or instructor permission
Approved by: the NCAA
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
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MA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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