An introduction to modern computer drafting and engineering design using a CAD (computer aided design) software system. Fundamental concepts of technical drawing in two and three dimensions including orthographic projections, isometric projections, three-dimensional and solids modeling, and rendering.
A broad-brush overview of the various aspects of engineering with em - phasis on civil engineering and other areas of engineering. After a brief exposure to licensing, ethics and engineering societies, we will jump into the design and construction of bridges made entirely of manila folder material. There will be several guest speakers to introduce students to other areas of engineering like mechanical and chemical. Students will be led through a reverse engineering activity by determining how a simple coffee maker works and the physical processes involved. One or two field trips will take students to various locations in and near Helena to look at engineering in action. Then students will learn about surveying, its role in engineering, and conduct field exercises with a level survey and a resource-grade GPS (global positioning system) unit. Students will learn to work in teams to reach a common goal.