Introduction to Engineering Design is the first course in the Titan Engineering sequence of courses. In this course students will learn basic engineering principles as well as become proficient with the SolidWorks CAD software used in the pathway. The majority of the course will use SolidWorks for assignments, projects, tests and the majority of the class assignments. Students will learn the core skills required to operate SolidWorks with a focus on those skills needed to pass the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam. Mechanical design, fasteners, manufacturing, measurements,green design and safety will all also be covered during the course.


     Upon completion of the course students should be proficient in introductory SolidWorks skills.  Students who earn a B or higher in Introduction to Engineering Design are eligible to take the CAD/CAM Engineering course where students learn to program and operate CNC milling machines and lathes. This course is also a foundation level course and is highly recommended, but not required, for those students who choose to take the International Baccalaureate Design Technology program.