The major focus
of Introduction to Engineering Design™
is learning how to take an idea through a design process that
will eventually be manufactured or produced. As you learn about
various aspects of engineering and engineering design, such as
how engineers communicate through drawing, you will apply what
you learn through various activities, projects, and problems.
For example, after learning about the different techniques
engineers use in determining how to design a product, you and
your teacher will have the flexibility to explore the design and
engineering processes to solve problems that are of interest to
you. The course covers the following:
The Role of an
Analysis and Improvement
In addition, you will use Inventor™, which is a state of the art 3-D design software package from Autodesk®, to help you design solutions to different design projects. Working in teams, you will learn about documenting your solutions, solving problems, and communicating your solutions to other students and members of the professional community of engineering and engineering design.