High School - Pre Engineering Curriculum
The High School Program is a four year sequence of courses which, when combined withtraditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces
students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to
entering college. However, those not intending to pursue further formal
education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought
processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) -
A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development
process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and
solid modeling computer design software. In NYS, the course is called
Design and Drawing for Production and follows the syllabus developed by
the State Education Department.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) - A course that applies principles of robotics and automation. The course builds on computer solid modeling skills developed in
Introduction to Engineering Design, and Design and Drawing for
Production. Students use CNC equipment to produce actual models of their
three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in
automated manufacturing, and design analysis are included.
Digital Electronics (DE) -
A course in applied logic that encompasses the application of
electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to
design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of
circuits and devices.
Principles of Engineering (POE)- A
course that helps students understand the field of
engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems
and manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and
technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem
solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns
about social and political consequences of technological change.
Engineering Design and Development (EDD) -
An engineering research course in which students work in teams to
research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering
problem. Students apply principles developed in the four preceding
courses and are guided by a community mentor. They must present progress
reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a
panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY - This website will tell you a little more
about this engineering program and how it encompasses the United States
as well as other nations.