Calgary Board of Education

Pre-Engineering Courses
“To the optimist the glass is half full; to the pessimist it is half empty. To the engineer the glass is twice as large as it needs to be.”
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Today’s world is moving towards a future that uses automated processes to monitor and control manufacturing.

This program focuses on the automation of electromechanical devices and the application of robotics.

In Pre-Engineering student will be introduced to some of the types of logical and mathematical problems that face engineers the world over.

In the Introductory level of Pre-Engineering at Fowler the basics of the Design Thinking Process and the fundamentals of safety procedures (focused around use of electricity) will be explored before students embark on a journey to become an expert in one of a series of areas. These may include:
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Computer Hardware
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Technical Design and Drawing
  • Industrial Automation
  • PLC Control
  • Autonomous Robotics

The focus of this class is on the interdisciplinary nature of building and creating a project. To this end, students will be challenged to tackle major projects as an integrated team incorporating their varied specialties to solve real-world problems.

This class will make extensive use of the AutoCAD suite of programs to design products and will use the lab’s 3D printer to prototype them.

Additionally, a heavy focus in this class will be placed on Industrial Automation using the FESTO Didactic learning systems including MecLabs and the MPS (Modular Production System) Stations.

A strong mathematical background is recommended for all students considering Pre-Engineering (minimum Math 10C)


Detailed information regarding Industrial Automation Courses

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