Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
(760) 436-6136 x.6164
Office Hours, other info.:
Monday - Friday
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. and Period 5 (days vary; consult master schedule. Please call for appointment.)
Gomez, et al. (2004). Engineering Your Future. (to remain in classroom)
Madsen, et al. (2002). Engineering Drawing and Design, 3rd Edition. (to remain in classroom)
Giescke, et. al. (2003). Technical Drawing, 12th Edition. (to remain in classroom)
The major focus of the course 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 Engineer
· The Design Process
· Product Design
· Product Analysis and Improvement
· Designing as an Engineer
Students in Introduction to Engineering Design will…
· Learn about the wide variety of fields of engineering and non-engineering careers, and what engineers actually do on the job.
· Explore how products are designed and evolve from concept to completion.
· Learn how engineers communicate.
· Understand and apply design principles.
· Demonstrate the use of principles learned in other academic classes, such as math, physics, and English.
· Work “virtually” with students in a different school to design products.
· Gain an understanding of ethical professional behavior.
Students will be required to keep a portfolio of all exercises, activities and projects as assigned by the instructor. Portfolios will be assessed on a regular basis for completeness. All students will be expected to provide pencils for sketching and drawing activities, and pens for documentation in the student’s Engineering Notebook. Everyone will be expected to actively participate in classroom activities. Teamwork is an integral part of this course. Students will interact with outside speakers and become involved in discussions of engineering issues in groups and individual meetings with practicing engineers and engineering professors. This class is very project oriented and students may be asked to construct projects at home using recycled materials.
Each student is responsible for his or her behavior and is subject to the school rules as stated in the School-wide Discipline Program and the Academic Honesty Policy. Tardiness, horseplay, food, drinks and gum will not be tolerated in this classroom. If a problem develops, your parents WILL be notified.
Students will be evaluated based on rubrics for the following:
Group Participation/Cooperation/Overall Behavior
Presentations – Oral & Written
Mastery of Software
Tests & Quizzes
Conceptual and Physical Modeling
Self-Monitoring and Self-Evaluations
Grades will be determined from the following scale:
90% – 100% = A
80% – 89% = B
70% – 79% = C
60% – 69% = D
< 60% = F
Course of Study
Unit 1: Design Process
Lesson 1.1 Introduction to a Design Process
Lesson 1.2 Introduction to Technical Sketching and Drawing
Lesson 1.3 Measurement and Statistics
Lesson 1.4 Puzzle Cube
Unit 2: Design Exercises
Lesson 2.1 Geometric Shapes and Solids
Lesson 2.2 Dimensions and Tolerances
Lesson 2.3 Advanced Modeling Skills
Lesson 2.4 Advanced Designs
Unit 3: Reverse Engineering
Lesson 3.1 Visual Analysis
Lesson 3.2 Functional Analysis
Lesson 3.3 Structural Analysis
Lesson 3.4 Product Improvement By Design
Unit 4: Open-Ended Design Problems
Lesson 4.1 Engineering Design Ethics
Lesson 4.2 Design Teams
ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE: I am always available to any student requesting additional assistance. I may be contacted by phone (760) 436-6136 x6164, or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
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