This course is the first in the four-year sequence. It introduces students to core engineering practices through projects connected to a variety of fields of engineering design. Students apply the engineering design process using industry-relevant software tools. Through this process, they discover how using the engineering design process helps engineers brainstorm, plan, think and create solutions to problems. They will practice using the process to solve several real-world challenges.
This introductory course allows students to develop a foundation for thinking and acting like an engineer. This course progresses students through increasingly complex real-world challenges based on global issues as a context for problem-solving.
As a result of this course, students will:
Additional courses will be released at the start of the 2024 school year.
Our curriculum is aligned with technical and academic standards and provides an interdisciplinary learning experience. Learning standards and student competencies are aligned with each unit within a course. The standards used for alignment are:
In addition to existing learning standards, we have created a 21st-century skills framework infused within our curriculum.
Purchases of this program include one year of access to our Engineering Pathway learning application for one teacher and 30 students. The application is designed to empower educators to facilitate the student learning experience throughout the course. No software download needed! The browser-based application contains all the learning materials and engineering design software in one place.
Additional courses will be released at the start of the 2024 school year. A detailed description of the Discover Engineering course can be found in the Engineering Pathway brochure.
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Learning support for both educators and students is provided directly in the application. No prerequisite skills are needed.
A recommended materials list is provided in each lesson plan and a summary of the materials for the entire course can be found in the Educator Resources section of the learning application. You may find other materials and equipment are also suitable as substitutes depending on your learning environment.
Engineering Pathway for High School comes with 500 GB of storage, with no limit on data sharing size.