Calgary Board of Education

 
Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering is a dynamic, innovative program

Pre-Engineering provides students with a practical hands-on experience in an interactive technical lab environment, complimented with virtual online simulations. Students work with robotic, pneumatic, electrical, wind, solar, automated and other technologies to apply knowledge and skills to solve authentic engineering problems in the field of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, computer engineering environmental engineering and bio-mechanical engineering.

Introductory courses offered at em high primarily create an awareness towards this discipline. Most students do not really know the scope of engineering itself, much less what the difference is between a civil or mechanical engineer. This awareness is not only to teach students about the different types of engineering, but also teaches the steps to become an engineer. A key component to this process is the focus on the development of critical thinking skills required in the engineering field itself. Those students with a keen focus to pursue this area more intensely can do so at our affiliated ct centre site. Students enrolled in Pre-Engineering program at the centre will earn 10 credits at each level. Of those 10 credits, 2 to 4 foundational courses will be required and the remainder will be choices in their area of focus.

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Pre-Engineering Introductory (10-level credits available: 5)
Students complete a combination of foundational courses and student choice
courses based on their area of interest. Courses available at this level include electro assembly, control systems, algorithms, programming and electrical fundamentals.

Pre-Engineering Intermediate and Advanced (20/30-level credits available: 10)
Students complete a combination of foundational courses and student choice courses based on their area of interest. Courses available in these levels include robotic programming, climate control systems, product development, security systems, electronic controls, production planning, electro-assembly, motors, microprocessors, robotic vision/kinematics and behaviour as well as various project based components based on student choice. All students, with the guidance of the teacher, develop a self-paced plan of study. At the end of the course, students will complete a culminating project which will combine many areas of engineering to solve situational problems.

 

Calgary Board of Education Detailed High School Course Guide (pdf)

Pre-Engineering