Using skills in drafting, orthographic drawing, motion physics and wood construction, students build a mousetrap-powered race car and other projects.
Applying STEM pillars (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and using software such as CAD, GPS/GIS mapping tools and 3D animation, students collaborate to design and build a capstone project, for example, a programmable robot, electric motor or multimeter.
With a focus on drafting, design and structural engineering, students use software (Trimble Sketch-Up), woodworking tools, and a range of finishing materials and techniques to build and test a basewood bridge and solid-fuel rockets.
Working in teams, students develop design projects as they learn simulation, optimization, graphical communication and modeling, and explore engineering technologies, disciplines and ethics.
Architecture & Habitat Design
Students study design principles and theories, such as how design influences societal shifts, and develop knowledge of materials, drafting tools and digital applications, including AutoCAD LT, to present drawings and design solutions in various formats.