Engineering Pathway

This pathway map represents a suggested sequence of courses leading to capstone, work-based learning, and post-secondary experiences which will assist students in being as successful as possible after leaving high school.  Although each student will personalize their experiences, the earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities students will have to fully explore the educational and community options available. These sequences should be coupled with appropriate core courses, as well as life-skills and courses in a student’s area of interest.

Course Descriptions:

Introduction to Engineering (Project Lead The Way)* - TEC1010, 1.0-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $30

This course introduces students to the design process and the tools used in product development. Students will experience first‐hand the activities in which engineers engage throughout the design cycle. Development of design briefs, sketching, 3D solid modeling, and prototyping through computer‐aided drafting are part of the course.  Students will have the opportunity to learn ways in which design techniques apply to many fields, such as healthcare, business, art and animation, manufacturing, engineering, etc. Problem‐solving and math as it applies to producing products and services for today’s society are emphasized.   (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering [MSOE] with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)  

Principles of Engineering (Project Lead The Way)* - TEC1020, 1.0-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $30 - Offered for Science Credit

Students will experience engineering and design technology and use various technological systems and manufacturing processes that demonstrate ways in which engineers and technicians use math, science and technology to benefit people. This course will be a mix of hands‐on and academic activities including computer aided design projects, research activities, case studies, team product development, and discussions on the social and political consequences of technological change.   (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering [MSOE] with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)  

Digital Electronics (Project Lead The Way)* - TEC1030, 1.0-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $20 - Offered for Math Credit

Digital electronics and micro‐computers. This is a course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices. (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering [MSOE] with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)

Civil Engineering and Architecture (Project Lead The Way)* - TEC1040, 1.0-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $30

In this class you will learn about Civil Engineering and Architecture, using the design process to solve real world problems and apply your creative skills to hands‐on‐projects. You will use state ‐of‐ the‐art software to design residential and commercial buildings. This course covers topics such as the roles of civil engineers and architects, project planning, building design, project documentation and presentation, and interior design.   (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering [MSOE] with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Project Lead The Way)* - TEC1050, 1.0-credit, Grades 11-12, Course Fee:  $30

Students will take the three‐dimensional modeling skills they learned in Introduction to Engineering and combine them with the building and manufacturing processes learned in Principles of Engineering to a whole new level that includes rapid prototyping and using a three‐dimensional printer. Using Autodesk Inventor and other computer programs, students will create actual models and prototypes with Computer‐Numeric‐Control machines, robotic arms and automated manufacturing.  (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering [MSOE] with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)

Engineering Design and Development (Project Lead The Way)* - TEC1070, 1.0-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $30          

Engineering Design & Development is the capstone research and development course for all of the engineering courses. Engineering Design and Development is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design, and construct a solution to an open‐ended engineering problem. Students apply principles developed in the preceding engineering course(s) and are guided by the teacher and community mentor/professional engineers. At the end of the course, students must submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers. (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering [MSOE] with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)

Aerospace Engineering (Project Lead the Way)* - SCI5040, 1.0-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $60

Aerospace is a two‐semester advanced level, integrated, project‐based science course with an emphasis on the application of the biological, chemical, and physical principles inherent in aviation and space studies. Units of instruction include aviation history, aerodynamics, aircraft stability and design, physiology of flight, aerospace materials science, space exploration, and autonomous vehicle design. Most lessons are reinforced through the use of computer technology and software such as Flight Simulator, Inventor, and AERY. Field trips during the year offer the opportunity to pilot single‐engine aircraft under the guidance of certified flight instructors and to experience kit built aircraft manufacturing, the EAA museum, and aircraft restoration.  The course is only offered at Memorial.  (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering [MSOE] with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)

**Industry Certification

  *College Credit