Principles of Engineering
This course is an introduction to the scientific models involved in much of mechanical engineering. In this course, students will begin by looking at a series of models that will help them describe and understand linear motion in either one or two dimensions. Students will then learn a series of causal models that will give them the ability to predict behavior of simple mechanical systems. Finally, students will learn conservation laws (energy and momentum) and learn to solve problems using these unifying principles.
Engineering Design 1
Students will learn about the engineering process and be introduced to professional level design tools for computer aided drafting (CAD). Fabrication tools and processes will be introduced with an emphasis on safety. Knowledge of different materials and applications will be investigated throughout the year. Students will be expected to collaborate, communicate and critique in a social interaction environment.