PTE601: Engineering Design & Tech II (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Engineering Design & Technology II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The course Engineering Design & Technology II is a follow-up course for students that successfully completed Engineering Design & Technology I. Students will continue learning the technology systems, tools, materials, and processes of industry through computer and teacher instruction and hands-on real-world activities. This course will provide students with an intermediate to mastery proficiency in the following six fields.
Electricity and Electronics: Students will advance their knowledge about the crucial properties, principles, and applications of electricity and electronics in the industrial environment with the aid of a variety of safe and sophisticated equipment and training systems.
Quality Control: Students will develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare them to analyze and evaluate the processes and systems in place in an industrial environment to determine if quality control standards are being met.
Manufacturing Processes: Through the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines students will use manufacturing tools and methods to solve complex problems and create manufactured products.
Automation and Material Handling: Level two of Robotics provides students an in-depth study and increasingly complex experiences in the field of robotics. It provides students with advanced programming, troubleshooting and plant management skills. Students will write programs that coordinate the interaction among conveyors, sensors, and the programmable logic controller (PLC).
Design: In Level Two, students will build upon this foundation by learning the advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) and modeling skills that will enable them to design, assemble, model, test, and improve a complex product as part of a design team.
Mechanical Systems: Students begin Level 2 with a review of the principles and laws of basic fluid power using measurements from the pneumatics trainer. They perform the necessary calculations and verify the scientific principles associated with the properties of gases. Students will perform troubleshooting and preventive maintenance on different types of filters, fluids, and pumps, and determining the best uses for each.
Interdisciplinary Project: Students can participate in a culminating interdisciplinary project incorporating knowledge gained from the six fields listed above.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities are provided in the laboratory setting, using hands-on experiences with tools, equipment, and materials related to course content. Students will be required to plan, design, and produce projects; develop solutions to problem-solving activities, present ideas and information orally and in writing; investigate content-related occupations; assume leadership roles and work cooperatively.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated through laboratory content, safety, and procedural equipment tests. Projects will be analyzed and evaluated for neatness, originality, creativity, accuracy, and understanding of concepts. Written and oral reports will be graded for content and form. In addition, the students will be evaluated on their ability to work cooperatively and solve problems.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students will achieve greater proficiency in the following topics.
- Motor Controls use and application.
- Control Pilot Devices
- Basic Motor Control Circuits
- Semiconductor Devices
- Op-Amp Fundamentals
- Thyristor Concepts
- Digital Logic
- Statistical Process Control
- The Normal Curve concept and application.
- SPC Software operation
- Designing and using instruments that work with software applications.
- Attribute and Pareto Charts
- Industrial Engineering concepts
- Designing for the CNC Lathe
- Production on the CNC Lathe
- Designing for the CNC Mill
- Production on the CNC Mill
- Management Concepts and Systems
- Maintain safety practices
- Research the evolutionary development of robotics in industry and technology.
- Use standard computer-software relative to design and production of robotic systems.
- Employ principles of robotics and physics to prototype development/production.
- Explain the fundamental concepts in hydraulics, electronic, pneumatics, and mechanical systems.
- Investigate methods of acquiring, transmitting, storing, and using information in industrial processes.
- Use math and scientific principles and information to solve problems.
- Demonstrate computer applications relative to controlling industrial production equipment.
- Demonstrate the proper use of common tools, machines, and processes of technological systems.
- Apply quality control techniques and processes to the development of a product.
- Formulate a life plan considering one's own abilities, interests, and beliefs.