Students who consider signing up for this course should have marks with 60% or higher overall. This course is highly recommended for students interested in Engineering, Applied Science, and Advanced Technology.
Topics covered will vary from year to year. Students will engage in a variety of learning styles and strategies, but mostly it will be a ‘hands on’ course. This is a focus course with an emphasis on utilizing existing technology to improve our daily lives.
Topics include: VEX Robotics Competition, introduction to three disciples of engineering, a historical overview of discovery and invention, as well as innovations and technological improvements. There will be a section of the course dedicated to covering university entrance and post graduate options. Careers in the various engineering field will also be explored.
Engineering discipline covered during this course:
- Introduction to Electrical/Electronics Engineering
- Introduction to Computer Engineering
- Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
There will be optional local and international field trips related to course content learning.
This course is intended to provide a sampling of the various engineering disciplines offered by UBC and SFU. Course content will be different from year to year.
Robotics Technology, Robotics Competitions
– VEX Robotics (construct a robot)
– Solving a technical problem with a robot
– Pre-Competition Preparations
– At competition – strategies, Successes and Failures, Team Work/Leadership
School of Engineering: Electronics, Computer, Civil, Chemical, BioResource, and Enviroment
– Building a computer
– Computer System Technology
– Environmental Impact due to Technology
– Understanding Networking
– Using a computer Interface: Arduino
– Understand Building, Bridges, and building materials
– Understand the importance of Oil
– Understand the role of Water, Earth (soil), and the Enviroment
Simple tutorial (Examples)
Engineering 11/12 (2013-2014)
- Food Sciences
- Industrial Chemicals
- Ancient Science applied Today
Civil and Structural Engineering (Part I)
- Introduction to Structures
- Rules of Design and Engineering
- When things fail
Civil and Structural Engineering (Part II)
- Building a structure
- Testing a Structure
- Mass Transit and Transportation Infrastructure
- Real World Problem Solving Technology
Engineering Physics (tentative)
- Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
- Applications of Aviation and Naval Architectures