Principles of Engineering
Course Outline
This course introduces students to the fields of engineering and engineering technology. Exploring various technological systems and engineering processes teaches students how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology to benefit society. Concerns about social and political consequences of technological change will also be discussed. Content areas include history of engineering, mechanical advantage, mechanisms, energy, electrical systems, fluid power systems, control systems, material properties, statics, kinematics and trajectory motion, statistics and measurement.

Comprehend the many areas of engineering and engineering technology, the skills, education and job requirements to enter those fields.

Develop an understanding of the design process, and methods of communicating and documenting ideas using design briefs and engineering notebooks.

Study and learn to use concepts, scientific laws and mathematical formulas.

Daily classroom work, effort and behavior    25%
Product/project completion                       25%
Tests and quizzes                                   25%
Homework                                              25%

In addition, the students grade for the course will be determined by the following:
          Quarter 1 average   40%
            Quarter 2 average   40%
          Final exam              20% (final exam is a national online exam.)

Each student is expected to bring a pencil to class each day, and follow all school and lab rules, and keep their engineering notebook up to date.