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Engineering 3 is an introduction to Engineering. In this course students learn about engineering disciplines and careers. They learn to think like engineers, in making measurements, analyzing data, using the Scientific Method, and using the Engineering Design Method. Students learn technical communication - how to do written reports and oral presentations that convey technical information. They learn how to use 3D engineering design software (Pro/Engineer), simulation software, and modeling software to help create designs. And they apply what they have learned to case studies and projects - simulated and real-life problems that engineers have faced.

WebAssign is an online assignment delivery service that Engineering 3 students use for all of their homework and some of their classwork. Students get their assignments, submit them, and have them immediately graded on WebAssign. Students also have on-demand access to their current grades on WebAssign.

Course Syllabus (Grading, Policies, Etc.)

Instructor: Mr. Moehnke


Unit 1: Introduction to Engineering
Students learn the techniques and methods used by engineers: the Scientific Method, the Engineering Analysis method, and the Engineering Design method. Students also learn how to do technical reports - written reports and oral presentations using PowerPoint. Students also learn how engineers plan and develop their designs with detail and accuracy using 3-D CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) software. Students learn how to use Creo, which is widely used in the industry.

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Unit 2: Civil Engineering
Students learn the physics of structures, and the engineering involved in construction of structures such as bridges and towers. Then they use Creo to design a two-lane road bridge that can withstand the largest load before breaking for the least cost. Finally, students use their Creo designs to construct a working model of their road bridges, which they test.

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Unit 3: Aerospace Engineering
Students learn the physics of rocket flight, and the engineering involved in construction of rockets. Then they continue to practice their engineering design skills by developing a recoverable, reusable, and inexpensive payload rocket. They design their rockets and test their designs first using simulation software, then construct working models of their payload rockets, which they test in a series of launches with increasingly heavy payloads and larger engines.

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Unit 4: Robotic Engineering
Students learn how to write programs for Lego Robots using a variation of the C programming language. They then construct a variety of Lego robots and program them to perform specific tasks. Students then apply their new skills to design a rescue robot that can autonomously find its way through an entire building assessing a disaster, and then under operator control travel through the building, pick up a disaster victim, and exit the building.

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Space and Engineering Academy | Merrill F. West High School
1775 W Lowell Ave | Tracy, California 95376
Phone: (209) 830-3370 ext. 3133
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