• Foundations to Engineering and Design

    Course Syllabus


    Teacher: Mr. Mayes Credit: 1


    This course is an introduction to fundamentals of Engineering.  The course will give the students problem solving and designing skills that will be needed to find success in Engineering classes.  Students will learn about different fields in engineering and degrees that are available to a prospective engineering student.  They will also learn about design software and technology that is used by an engineer in the field.


    Expected Outcomes


    Students can expect to learn how to use design software and techniques to create two dimension, three dimensional and solid models on computerized design software.  Students will also learn design models and processes to solve problems and create real solutions.  Technology, such as, three “d” printers, laser engravers, and cnc process will be utilized throughout the course to create solutions.  Students will learn about careers, engineering fields, and degrees that are there for further education and not all fields are a four year degree.  


    Content to be Covered  


    Design Software Engineering Fields

    Engineering Technology Problem Solving

    Presentations             Prototyping

    Digital and Circuit Analysis Electrical

    Computer Modeling AutoCadd


    Evaluation and Assessment

    Projects/Worksheets/Tests  90%

    Class Participation  10%

    All assignments that you turn in will be assessed under the criteria listed below.  


    Deadline:  All projects must be turned in on time.  Architects are forced to meet deadlines and have completion dates on all projects.


    Objective:  All of the assignments will focus on one or two objectives that must be completed.  You will be graded on the efficiency and accuracy that you did to complete the project.


    Performance:  Using the proper techniques of design in order to accurately draw a symbol of design on the computer.


    Character:  All work must be neatly done using title blocks and proper labeling of all indicated items.


    Grading Policy


    All Assignments must be turned in within the week of the due date.  This means that students have five days to turn in a plan after the due date without penalty.  After the five day grace period students will lose 10 points for late assignments.  


    Plans that are late or were not turned-in must be handed to the instructor four days prior to the end of the marking period to be accepted and graded for the nine week marking period.  Missing this deadline will be an automatic zero on the plan.


    Attendance Policy


    Attendance is critical in this particular classroom setting.  The classroom is established and set-up to a real life working situation where people are needed to be at work to complete projects.  Students need to be present in the classroom in order to complete assignments and meet deadlines.  Students will usually not have the software at home to complete projects outside of the classroom.  Failure to come to class will possibly lead to failure of the course.



    After the completion of the course you will be able to identify and complete the following criteria:


    Engineering Fields

    Two and Four Year Engineering Degrees

    The need for Engineers 

    Designing Techniques

    Problem Solving Models

    Develop geometric construction

    Prototyping Technology

    Circuit and Digital Analysis

    Computer Prototyping

    BIM Modeling Civil and Architectural Fields

    Interior Designing and Modeling

    Draw using a computer aided drafting program


    Expectations/ Rules


    Complete all Assignments and meet Deadlines

    Cooperate with teacher and other students

    You are responsible for all make-up work

    Maintain a clean an organized workstation

    Come to class on time and ready to work

    No Food or drink (except bottled water) in the classroom



    2.2.11 A

    2.3.11 A-C

    2.5.11 B

    2.9.11 A-J

    2.10.11 B

    3.6.12 A


    Course Questions


    1. What is the purpose of an Engineer?


    1. How do engineers use and design process?

    2. A completed design process must have?

    3. What is BIM modeling?

    4. What is the difference between Inventor and Fusion 360?

    5. What field or career in engineering do you relate too?

    6. Three d printers are primarily used for?

    7. What is the difference between Circuit and Digital?

    8.  What instruments are using for measuring whether it be electronics or an object

    9.  Why use Reverse Engineering?