Principles of Engineering*

*Only offered odd # years e.g. 2019-2020 (1st Semester)

Course Number: 906

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: College Preparatory Elective “G” Requirement

Course Description:
This course utilizes Purdue University’s Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) curriculum to provide students with many challenging opportunities to learn about how engineers think and what they do. Students are introduced to the engineering process, including product design, testing, problem identification, and modification implementation to determine a solution to the problem. Students will use 3-D design software to build virtual parts and bring those parts to life using a 3-D printer. This class is a cornerstone of our STEM curriculum.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • The Purdue University EPICS curriculum (provided by instructor)

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
None