Concepts of Engineering & Technology

Why This Class

Is your student a natural tinkerer, someone who’s continually building things or taking them apart to find out how they work? If so, you want to nurture their inner inventor. This course helps by introducing them to the principles and real-world impact of innovative engineering.

Students in this self-paced course explore various careers in engineering and technology and learn about the fundamental skills that lead to success in those fields. They learn how engineers turn problems into products—from phones to bridges and everything in between. They also examine cutting-edge projects that are changing the world in civil, mechanical, chemical, and biological engineering. The course wraps up with a look at today’s so-called “impossible” engineering challenges.

By completing this course, students gain awareness of how great engineering can change the world for the better. With this in mind, they can make an informed choice about whether engineering is the field for them.

Overarching Questions

How do I find technological solutions through problem-solving?

How do engineers design and maintain a computation engineering notebook?

How can I work in teams to apply the design process?

What careers are available in engineering?

Reading List


Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

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