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Honors Engineering is meant for students who are thinking about a college career in Engineering/Physics or related subject areas. It is meant to teach students about the tools, methods, materials, and processes used by engineers. This class revolves around several quarter length long-term projects all following the Engineering Design Process, which is similar to the scientific method. It simulates the freshman university engineering experience by giving students experience with various aspects of the engineer’s life. Rather than a traditional approach, this course proceeds as a project based class involving several different engineering disciplines including aerospace, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and structural. As students advance through the different units they will learn problem solving, critical thinking, design skills, 3D solid modeling as well as other skills that are vital to becoming a successful engineer. This is an Honors level class, so students are expected be independent but also able to work well in groups. Almost all the projects are completed in groups, some in teams of 2, other in larger 3-4 student groups. Students are also responsible for learning all of the engineering methods, even if the method was another team members duty. This is an independent student paced class with deadlines, and the student is responsible for keeping up to speed and learning any new techniques, especially 3D solid modeling using Creo Parametric. Students are also expected to independently research any areas of physics that are needed in accomplishing projects.