Courses of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Grade 9 - 12, Engineering Research and Design, 2009

1.) Explain professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities in the field of engineering, including the need for a diverse work force.

2.) Demonstrate effective skills for seeking employment in a specific engineering pathway, including the attributes that contribute to a successful engineering career.

•  Preparing a résumé using personal, educational, and professional information
•  Conducting a job search in a specific engineering field using Internet resources, including education requirements, potential earnings, and need
3.) Create a formal, narrative proposal for an engineering design brief.

4.) Conduct independent research related to a chosen engineering design brief.

5.) Demonstrate the engineering design process, including defining the problem, developing and selecting solutions, constructing prototypes testing, evaluating and documenting results, and redesigning as needed.

6.) Apply a standard experimental method to the evaluation process of a given engineering design.

7.) Create a written technical report and a multimedia presentation for an engineering design problem, concept, or issue using industry recognized guidelines.

8.) Demonstrate the correct use and selection of tools, materials, procedures, and equipment in the construction of models, prototypes, and finished products.

9.) Apply correct drafting techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) programs to produce plans, diagrams, and working drawings for the construction of models, prototypes, and final products.

10.) Design a project portfolio that includes all project-related documentation.