Intro to Engineering Design

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
  • This course is an introduction to the design and building of real objects. 
  • Students learn 3D visualization, accurate measurements, and how objects are designed to perform specific functions. picture
  • The teaching of drafting principles is taught in conjunction with hands-on projects. Major projects include the design and printing of an original Lego piece and the design, printing, and racing of a CO2 cartridge car built for speed.
  • Use of the 3D modeling software, Autodesk Inventor Professional, is integral to the design process and to the teaching of drafting principles. 
  • Designs are built using machine tools (drill press and milling machine), 3D printers (Makerbot, Makergear M2, and Ultimaker), and a laser cutter.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1 or higher.