Introduction to Engineering and Design

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Course DatesLengthMeeting TimesStatusFormatInstructor(s)CRN
June 28, 2021 - July 14, 20216/28 - 7/142 WeeksOnlineWaitlistedOnlineEunsung Choi
July 12, 2021 - July 28, 20217/12 - 7/282 WeeksOnlineWaitlistedOnlineMitchell Harling
July 26, 2021 - August 11, 20217/26 - 8/112 WeeksOnlineWaitlistedOnlineAbigail Weiss

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Course Description

Are you considering a career in engineering? Are you fascinated by what engineers do? In this course, high school students will be given the opportunity to experience engineering and design first hand. Students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the engineering design process, a grasp of the various fields of engineering, and an appreciation of the far-reaching impacts of engineering.

A major focus of this class will be the engineering design process. Students will consider potential ethical issues in their design, brainstorm possible solutions, and formulate and present their own detailed design. They will bring their ideas to life through the development of an at home, ‘looks-like’ engineering prototype. In the process, they will experience the engineering design approach, as well as learn the importance of managing the design process and communicating design outcomes.

Finally, students will be exposed to the various fields of engineering, will hear from engineers working in a variety of disciplines and professions, and will be encouraged to make engineering choices for their own futures.

By the end of this class, students will:
• Understand how to apply the engineering design process;
• Have constructed a prototype to solve an engineering problem;
• Have explored multiple fields of engineering; and
• Have formulated a plan for starting a college career in engineering.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites to this class, although math through algebra would be very helpful.

Course Information

  • Course Code: CEEN0923

Program Information


Brown’s Pre-College Program in the liberal arts and sciences for students completing grades 9-12 by June 2021.

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