Tier 1 – Foundation Courses
Introduction to Engineering Design
In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems.
Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional
community. This course is designed for 9th or 10th grade students. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students
to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering
standards and technical documentation.
Principles of Engineering
This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary
engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers and to develop
skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering
design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to
various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of
the professional community. This course is designed for 10th or 11th grade students.
This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics is the
foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and highdefinition televisions. The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the process of combinational and sequential
logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards and technical documentation. This course is designed
for 10th or 11th grade students.
Tier 2 – Specialization Courses
The major focus of this course is to expose students to the world of aeronautics, flight and engineering through the fields of
aeronautics, aerospace engineering and related areas of study. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related
to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, space life sciences, the
biology of space science, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Students work in teams
utilizing hands-on activities, projects and problems and are exposed to various situations faced by aerospace engineers. In
addition, students use 3D design software to help design solutions to proposed problems. Students design intelligent vehicles to
learn about documenting their project, solving problems and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students