Processes of Design & Engineering I

  • Course Requirements

    This course provides an opportunity to explore, identify, and understand the foundations of design and engineering through the introduction of technologies related to architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, and transportation. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) will be an integral part of the course. Group and individual activities will engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and implementing design solutions as they relate to various technological systems. Students will use problem-solving techniques and hands-on activities while completing laboratory activities. They will study the fundamentals of drafting and design and computer-aided drafting (CAD) as a tool to design useful products and structures. Basic use of hand and power tools will be taught throughout the course and safety instruction is incorporated into all activities. Students will be introduced to the Technology Student Association (TSA). 

    Processes of Design and Engineering 1 will provide students with the opportunity to:

    1. Make other school subjects relevant.
    2. Explore the major technological areas
    3. Develop problem-solving skills that may be used in academic and technical subjects.
    4. Communicate in the language of industry, science, and technology.
    5. Discover the basic principles of drafting.
    6. Explore high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers associated with the design,
      engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries.
    7. Incorporate the Design Process Model.
    8. Develop an understanding of the use of Computer-aided Drafting and Design
      (CADD).
    9. Explain and demonstrate general safety rules and the proper use of tools, machines,
      and equipment in the manufacturing laboratory.
    10. Identify and select common materials, tools, and equipment and use them to design
      and produce models and prototypes.
    11. Participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA).

    Course Materials

    Text: Exploring Drafting, Walker, Goodheart-Willcox, 2007

    • Technology and Engineering, R. Thomas Wright, G-W, 2012
    • 9x12 Zipper-Style Notebook/Binder or 9x12 Expandable Folder and notebook paper
    • .7mm mechanical pencil, extra lead, and erasers, #2 pencil for shop projects 

    Grading Policies

    Calculating Grades – One grade per week – 100 points each

    • Drawings, Projects, Assignments, Tests
    • Quality Points/Cooperation
    • Engineer’s Notebook/Portfolio 
      • Midterm/Final Exam                                                  

    Rules & Procedures

    General Expectations and Procedures:

    1. Turn off and store all personal electronic devices
    2. Attend class daily, keep your head up and listen.
    3. Come directly to class on time and be seated in your assigned seat.
    4. Agenda passes will be issued only in an emergency.
    5. Raise your hand when you wish to speak.
    6. Socializing is not permitted during instructional time.
    7. Students are responsible for the care of the equipment and school property.
    8. Assignments must be turned in on time. Late work will receive a maximum grade of 75%. The school policy will be followed for absences. All work must be made up due to absences.
    9. Take care of personal needs before class.
    10. Bring an engineer’s notebook, proper pencils, and eraser to class every day.
    11. Work only on my assignments in class.
    12. Always follow the emergency evacuation procedure.
    13. Always speak politely, treat others kindly and show respect to all.
    14. Follow teacher requests.
    15. Food and or drink will not be permitted in class.
    16. Come to class prepared.
    17. Do your best every day and maintain a positive attitude.
    18. The instructor will dismiss you from your drafting station when the bell rings.
    19. Follow all shop safety rules when instructed.

    Discipline Policy:

    All students are expected to follow school and class rules, expectations and procedures. Failure to do so may result in the following corrective action: Verbal warning, time-out, essay, loss of quality points, teacher conference, parent contact, and office referral.