ERIC Number: ED290919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec-5
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Engineering. Course I: Challenges of Engineering. Course II: Engineering Projects.
Barrier, Lynn P.
This guide, which is designed to be used in a two-course sequence, is intended to prepare college-bound high school juniors and seniors for engineering and related courses at the college level. The guide was developed as part of an experimental competency-based curriculum that integrates the high-tech applications of mathematics and science concepts into pre-engineering activities. The following topics are covered in the first course: the engineering profession and related careers; engineering graphics, descriptive geometry, and measurement; contributions of engineering in history; fundamentals of problem solving; the science and properties of materials; methods of working with different materials to solve problems; communication of technical information; use of the design process to improve devices or systems; research methods and use of technical libraries and patent information; computers and problem solving. In the second course, the course objectives are related to students and society as a whole, the concept of the technological team is reviewed, and a formal seminar on an engineering case study is presented. A program description, descriptions of the two courses, task/competency analyses for each of the two courses, and a bibliography are included in the guide. Appendixes contain lists of related information and resources, suggestions for advisory committees, career and educational information, a list of engineering projects and case studies, formulas and charts for student reference, a glossary of engineering terms, a laboratory facilities and equipment list, instructional materials (transparency masters, student handouts, and sample group projects), and an explanation of evaluation techniques (tests and performance/problem-solving exams). (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Engineering, Engineering Graphics, Fused Curriculum, Geometry, Grade 11, Grade 12, Information Sources, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Curriculum, Measurement Techniques, Problem Solving, Research Methodology, Science Curriculum, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technical Writing, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center, 2200 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060-2208.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Note: Document presented at the Annual Conference of the American Vocational Association (Las Vegas, NV, December 6-10, 1987).