Architecture & Engineering Design

(Grades 11-12) Half Day, 120 minutes daily, m-f.

This program is an in-depth examination of Engineering and Architecture as a discipline and industry.

Fall Semester: Students learn the college entry-level engineering & mechanical design principles necessary for acceptance to any engineering degree program or career. Students gain proficiency in implementing and evaluating the Engineering Design Process by applying scientific inquiry, technology, Engineering by Design, mathematic numeracy, simulated problem-solving using AutoCAD Inventor, and analysis of engineering related spatial relationships through visual modeling and 3-Dimensional prototype printing in a virtual fabrication environment. Fast-paced units of study investigate: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Electrical Engineering & Robotics, Sustainable Energy, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering & Geothermal Science, and Mechanical & Automotive Engineering. Past projects include: bridge modeling and failure analysis, jet turbine modeling and analysis, wind tunnel development, autonomous and radio controlled robotics, and 3-dimensional printing and prototyping.

Spring Semester:  Students learn the college entry-level architecture design principles necessary for acceptance to any architecture degree program or career. Students gain proficiency in implementing and evaluating the Architecture Design Process by applying scientific inquiry, technology, mathematic numeracy, simulated problem-solving using AutoCAD Architecture & REVIT, and analysis of architecturally related spatial relationships through visual modeling and 3-Dimensional prototype printing in a virtual fabrication environment.

Fast-paced units of study investigate: Architecture History, Architecture Intentions & Theory, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Residential Planning & Design, and Modeling & Alternative Representations. Past projects include: 3D residential modeling and analysis, public pavilion modeling and analysis, restaurant design, agri-business structures, and 3-dimensional printing and prototyping. Successful students will finish with a portfolio demonstrating college-level engineering and architecture design and problem-solving.

Prerequisites: 10 credits on transcript upon entering the program, successful completion of college-prep Algebra 1 and Geometry (or equivalent).

Credits: 3 credits per year (1 math, 2 electives).

Fall Semester: ENGINEERING DESIGN (STEM 210)     1.5 credits

Spring Semester:  ARCHITECTURE DESIGN (STEM 211)   1.5 credits

 

 Recommended Preparation: STEM 100, 101 or 110, Algebra II, Chemistry, English.

Desirable Qualifications: An interest in design, innovation, the human element, college or post-secondary studies, computers.