# Introduction to

engineering & design

This class covers concepts in the Engineering Design Process, as well as how to plan, organize, and manage engineering design projects. Students learn how to use a variety of engineering and makerspace tools, with a special emphasis on Autodesk Inventor Professional.

## 1st Quarter

#### Unit 1: Engineering Design Process

*Due: September 6, 2019*

An introduction to the Engineering Design Process as we develop a solution concept for a real-world acrtic problem.

#### Unit 2: Sketching

*Due: September 27, 2019*

Learning how to sketch using isometric, perspective, multiview, concept, and oblique sketching techniques.

#### Unit 3: Measurement & Statistics

*Due: October 18, 2019*

Review concepts in unit conversions and variability before designing, sketching, and building your own puzzle cube!

## 2nd Quarter

#### Unit 4: Modeling

*Due: November 8, 2019*

Learn the beginnings of mathematical models and linear regression before jumping in to Autodesk Inventor to learn the basics.

#### Unit 5: Autodesk

*Due: November 27, 2019*

Start working with some of the more detailed tools in Autodesk Inventor Professional as you learn all the cool things it can do!

#### Unit 6: Individual Projects

*Due: December 13, 2019*

Here’s your chance to make something awesome and develop your own short-term engineering & design project.

## 3rd Quarter

#### Unit 7: Reverse Engineering

*Due: January 24, 2020*

Learn what it takes to reverse-engineer products by using visual, functional, and structural analysis.

#### Unit 8: Product Enhancement

*Due: February 14, 2020*

Use your reverse engineering skills to design enhancements for toys and well-known products around you.

#### Unit 9: Automata

*Due: Match 6, 2020*

Design and build your very own moving Automata. Start with sketches, then Autodesk, and finally build your machine.

## 4th Quarter

#### Unit 10: Design Challenge

*Due: April 3, 2020*

Work with your engineering design team to tackle a real-world engineering design challenge and develop your own solution.

#### Unit 11: Simple Machines

*Due: April 24, 2020*

Review the six simple machines and how they create mechanical advantage before you design and build a simple Rube Goldberg!

#### Unit 12: Individual Projects

*Due: May 8, 2020*

Here you get the chance to apply everything you’ve learned about engineeringto plan, design, and build your own project!