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Engineering Magnet

Intro to Engineering Design Honors (IED) - Grades 9, 10

Prerequisite: Application required and must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry or higher.

Designed for 9th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

  • Year
  • 10 Credits
  • UC Approved

Principles of Engineering Honors (POE) - Grades 10, 11

Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering with B or better.

Designed for 10th grade students (11th grade students may take this course if they have previously completed the IED course. This survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.

  • Year
  • 10 Credits
  • UC Approved

Aerospace Engineering (AE) - Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of POE course with C+ or better and enrollment in the EMP

AE explores the evolution of flight, navigation and control, flight fundamentals, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, and orbital mechanics. In addition, this course presents alternative applications for aerospace engineering concepts. Students analyze, design, and build aerospace systems. They apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final presentation about the future of the industry and their professional goals

  • Year
  • 10 Credits
  • UC Approved

Biotechnical Engineering (BE) - Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of POE course with C+ or better and enrollment in the EMP.

In this course students explore the diverse fields of biotechnology. Hands-on projects engage students in engineering design problems related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, forensics and bioethics. Students, apply biological and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, improve and extend living systems.

  • Year
  • 10 Credits

Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)- Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of POE course with C+ or better and enrollment in the EMP

Students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, students use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects

  • Year
  • 10 Credits

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) - Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of POE course with C+ or better and enrollment in the EMP

How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? While students discover the answers to these questions, they’re learning about the history of manufacturing, robotics and automation, manufacturing processes, computer modeling, manufacturing equipment, and flexible manufacturing systems

  • Year
  • 10 Credits

Computer Science Principles - Grades 11, 12

Computer Science Principals (CSP) is the PLTW course that covers the College Board’s CS Principles framework. Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation students work in teams to develop computational thinking and problem solving skills. The course does not aim to teach mastery of a single programming language but aims instead to develop computational thinking, to generate excitement about the field of computing, and to introduce computational tools that foster creativity. The course also aims to build students’ awareness of the tremendous demand for computer specialists and for professionals in all fields who have computational skills. Each unit focuses on one or more computationally intensive career paths. These include algorithms, the internet, cyber security, and intelligent behavior. The course also aims to engage students to consider issues raised by the present and future societal impact of computing.
  • Year
  • 10 Credits
  • UC Approved

Digital Electronics (DE) - Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of POE course with C+ or better and enrollment in the EMP

Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and high-definition televisions. Students are introduced to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, engineering standards and technical documentation.

  • Year
  • 1o Credits

CONTACT

Dr. Jan Kilduff
Program Director
jan.kilduff@jserra.org
949.493.9307 Ext. 5061

YOUR 4-YEAR PLAN

The EMP Curriculum gives students the opportunity to hone in on their interest in an engineering field. Learn more by downloading the sample 4-year plan below.

SAMPLE 4-YEAR PLAN

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