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Engineering Courses

Middle School Engineering 1
Suggested Age

11-14

 

Prerequisites

A curiosity of the world around us and how things work. Students typically like to build things and want to explore new ideas.

 

Process/Purpose

This course is an overview of the world of Engineering.  Engineering principles are presented with a Christian worldview.   Some of the engineering fields that will be explored are mechanical, computer, biomedical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, and architecture.  The class will learn the basic principles in these disciplines and then build and design a project each week.  Students work in teams as they develop their designs just like in a working environment.  There are lots of hands on activities to demonstrate the lessons and time for discussion on how and why design decisions are made.  Some project examples include spaghetti bridges, dams, water turbines, electroplating, computer and appliance dissection, construction under landslide and earthquake conditions and much more.  Since problem solving is key to any engineering field, it is an integral part of this class.  Weekly assignments are given on simple math concepts and engineering principles.  Student will also be taught how to draw their ideas in a mechanical form.   This course will also emphasize the development of Christian ethics.

 

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Middle School Engineering 2
Suggested Age

 

Prerequisites

Middle School Engineering 1

 

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High School Engineering 1
Suggested Age

14-17

 

Prerequisites

Algebra 1 and a curiosity about the world and an interest in how things work.  Students who typically like to build things and explore new ideas will enjoy this class.

 

Process/Purpose

Similar to the structure of MS Engineering 1, this course will dig deeper into engineering principles and challenge students in their design process.     

 

Some of the fields that will be explored are structural, civil, mechanical, biomedical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, and industrial engineering.  The class will learn the basic principles in these disciplines and then build and design various projects.  Students work in teams as they develop their designs just like in industry.  Some examples of projects include wooden truss bridge, solar car, constructing breadboard circuits, soldering electronics, building a hydraulic arm, and much more.  Students learn the mathematical and scientific theory before building, and they take most projects to failure to analyze the weaknesses. Additionally, students learn to draft with both 3-view and isometric technical drawings.  Students will learn the Engineering Code of Ethics alongside a Christian worldview.

Curriculum/Materials
High School Engineering 2
Suggested Age

14-18

 

Prerequisites

Algebra 1

 

Process/Purpose

This course can be taken either before or after HS Engineering 1.  HS Engineering 2 and HS Engineering 1 are designed for the high school student who is interested in pursuing engineering at the collegiate level and enjoys the design and hands-on construction of projects.

 

This course will explore different engineering fields such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace, computer, civil, and biomedical engineering.  Some of our projects will include designing catapults from classical to complex, exploring the science of drones including creating a unique platform using a 3-D printer, developing a house plan drawing and structural design model, understanding contours and developing site drawings for a city layout, exploring electronics design with breadboards, soldering projects, and Arduinos.   Students will also be studying portraits in leadership and how character relates to success in engineering and in life.  Our teachers have worked as engineers in the field and have an understanding of the basic concepts and the real-world possible applications.  Students will be taught how to communicate scientific ideas in a practical way.  Weekly assignment are given to reinforce the science concepts and math that correlates.  Engineering also has a moral principle of ethics.   Biblical teaching and emphasis is used throughout the course to show how our Christianity is very important in the real world.

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