• Project Lead the Way – Introduction to Engineering Design

    Mr. Mark Sokolow, Engineering Professor

    Channelview High School

             

    Course Description:

     

    Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school level course that is appropriate for students who are interested in design and engineering.  The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation.  IED gives the students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity, project and problem based learning.  It allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

     

    Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems.  In addition, student will use AutoDesk Inventor to help them design 2D and 3D drawings as to solve proposed problems.  Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges that increase in difficulty throughout the course. 

     

    Introduction to Engineering Design is one of the foundation courses in the Project Lead the Way high school pre-engineering program.  The approach used is called APPB-learning (activities, projects, and problem-based learning).

     

    The units of instruction are the following:

     

    Unit 1   Design Process

    Unit 2   Technical Sketching and Drawing

    Unit 3   Measurement and Statistics

    Unit 4   Modeling Skills

    Unit 5   Geometry of Design

    Unit 6   Reverse Engineering

    Unit 7   Documentation

    Unit 8   Advanced Computer Modeling

    Unit 9   Design Team

    Unit 10 Design Challenge

     

     

     

     

     

    What will my classes be like?

     

    Ever wondered how to design something or draw out an idea to show your friends?  Stop wondering and do it using Autodesk Inventor.  Discover the role of an engineer in taking an idea from the design process to contract administration.  You will work on projects, activities and problems not only of interest to you but that have an impact to your community.  You will work in teams to design and improve products and systems, document your solutions and communicate them to others.

     

    Course Goals/ Objectives

     

    The Project Lead the Way curriculum, including Introduction to Engineering Design, focuses on making math, physics and science relevant for students.  The approach used is called APPB-learning (activities, projects and problem-based learning).  By engaging in hands-on, real world projects, students understand how the material is covered in class can be applied in their everyday lives.  Learning activities will include teacher led instruction, cooperative learning and project based learning.  Technology will be used to enhance students learning and provide real-world applications.

     

    Engineering is a profession that contributes to change and improvements in our world.  It creates imaginative and visionary solutions to the challenges of the 21st century. 

     

    POSITIVE ATTITUDES = POSITIVE OUTCOMES

     

    WE BELIEVE IN THIS “CAN DO” SPIRIT

     

    LESSON PLANS /KEY DATES

     

    Unit

    Subject

    PLTW Hours

    # of

    classes

    # of

    activities

    Estimated Dates

    1

    Design Process

    16

    8

    9

    8/20 – 9/12

    2

    Technical Sketching and Drawing

    11

    5

    5

    9/13 -9/25

     

    3

    Measurement and Statistics

    19

    8

    8

    9/26-10/19

     

    Bell/Homework

     

     

    17

     

     

    Project Flood

     

     

    4

     

     

    Engineering Notebook

     

     

    1

     

     

    Presentations

     

     

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4

    Modeling Skills

    10

    6

    6

    10/23 -11/7

    5

    Geometry of Design

    21

    8

    8

    11/8 -12/6

    6

    Reverse Engineering

    12

    5

    5

    12/7 -12/21

     

    Bell / Homework

     

     

    15

     

     

    Project Flood

     

     

    4

     

     

    Engineering Notebook

     

     

    1

     

     

    Presentations

     

     

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    7

    Documentation

    25

    11

    7

    1/8-1/30

    8

    Advanced computer Modeling

    16

    11

    2

    1/31-3/9

     

    Bell /Homework

     

     

    16

     

     

    Project Flood

     

     

    5

     

     

    Engineering Notebook

     

     

    1

     

     

    Presentations

     

     

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    9

    Design Team

    33

    10

    4

    3/19-4/23

    10

    Design Challenges

    12

    11

    1

    4/24-5/29

     

    Bell/Homework

     

     

    16

     

     

    Project Flood

     

     

    5

     

     

    Engineering Notebook

     

     

    1

     

     

    Presentations

     

     

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Grading System will be as follows:

     

    Daily Grades                       50 %

    Major Grades (Two Quizes)   35 %

    Nine Weeks Exam                15 %