Engineering

Engineering Application Pathway

  • Pathway Sequence:

     Engineering Application Pathway

     Course Descriptions:

    Functional Design Trough Algebra 1/2: This UCCI course engages students to discover the power of mathematical modeling. Through a variety of Engineering Design projects, students utilize mathematical operations to optimize the outcome of each challenge. Students will design parachutes, bungee jumps and boats. Students will document calculations, graphical relationships, sketches of prototypes and final designs in an engineering notebook that includes summaries of each project and ideas for future redesigns. By building understanding of mathematical equations, graphs, and algebraic relationships, students will see how mathematical understanding can verify optimal performance and design in a variety of applications.This course is UC “c” (college preparatory mathematics) approved. 

    Functional Design Trough Algebra 3/4: Students continue to enhance their mathematical skills through specific engineering applications, like balloon rockets, a variety of water fountains, and, as a capstone project, a thermally resistant beverage container along with product proposal and pitch. Finally, students learn to apply their mathematical skills through a coding project using STEAM kits. Students will continue to document calculations, graphical relationships, sketches of prototypes and final designs in an engineering notebook that includes summaries of each project and ideas for future redesigns. By building understanding of mathematical equations, graphs, and algebraic relationships, students will see how mathematical understanding can verify optimal performance and design in a variety of applications including coding projects. (Prerequisite: Functional Design Trough Algebra 1/2)

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     Links to more information: 

    Click here for the CTE course manual.