Introduction to Engineering – Structural and Civil Engineering

Design, Engage, Introduction to Engineering

bridgesExplore engineering principles through in-depth hands on projects as well as researching technology in everyday life. Students will explore and create in this engaging hands-on class. Each term will focus on a different theme and will explore different technologies related to each theme through experimentation of theories and practical applications. Fall term focus is on Structural and Civil Engineering: Bridges and Buildings; projects include toothpick bridges and urban infrastructure (city structures) design. At the end of the course, students will:

  • Know what a structural and civil engineer do
  • Know the different types of bridges and the pros and cons of each
  • Understand the various ways to strengthen buildings and towers
  • Be able to articulate the need for an environmental engineer in designing for infrastructure improvements.

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