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RULE §127.784Engineering Design and Presentation II (Two Credits), Adopted 2022

    (C) develop or improve a solution using rational thinking;

    (D) apply decision-making strategies when developing solutions;

    (E) identify quality-control issues in engineering design and production;

    (F) describe perceptions of the quality of products and how they affect engineering decisions;

    (G) use an engineering notebook to record prototypes, corrections, and/or mistakes in the design process; and

    (H) use an engineering notebook or portfolio to record and justify the final design, construction, and manipulation of finished projects.

  (8) The student applies concepts of engineering to specific problems. The student is expected to:

    (A) design solutions from various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, structural, civil, or biomedical engineering;

    (B) experiment with the use of tools, laboratory equipment, and precision measuring instruments to develop prototypes;

    (C) research different types of computer-aided drafting and design software and evaluate their applications for use in design systems and problem solving; and

    (D) use multiple software applications for concept presentations.

  (9) The student addresses a need or problem using appropriate systems engineering design processes and techniques. The student is expected to:

    (A) create and interpret engineering drawings;

    (B) identify areas where quality, reliability, and safety and multidisciplinary optimization and stakeholder analysis can be designed into a solution such as a product, process, or system;

    (C) improve a system design, including properties of materials selected, to meet a specified need;

    (D) produce engineering drawings to industry standards; and

    (E) describe potential patents and the patenting process.

  (10) The student builds a prototype using the appropriate tools, materials, and techniques. The student is expected to:

    (A) implement and delineate the steps needed to produce a prototype such as defining the problem and generating concepts;

    (B) identify industry-appropriate tools, equipment, machines, and materials;

    (C) fabricate the prototype using a systems engineering approach to compare the performance and use of materials; and

    (D) present and validate the prototype using a variety of media and defend engineering practices used in the prototype.

  (11) The student creates justifiable solutions to open-ended real-world problems within a multitude of engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, bio, or aerospace using engineering design practices and processes. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify and define engineering problems from different engineering disciplines such as mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, bio, or aerospace engineering;

    (B) formulate goals, objectives, and requirements to solve an engineering problem;

    (C) determine the design parameters such as materials, personnel, resources, funding, manufacturability, feasibility, and time associated with an engineering problem;

    (D) establish and evaluate constraints of systems engineering, including health, safety, social, environmental, ethical, political, regulatory, and legal, pertaining to a problem;

    (E) identify or create alternative solutions to a problem using a variety of techniques such as brainstorming, reverse engineering, and researching engineered and natural solutions;

    (F) test and evaluate proposed solutions using tools and methods such as models, prototypes, mock-ups, simulations, critical design review, statistical analysis, or experiments; and

    (G) apply a structured technique problem such as a decision tree, design matrix, or cost-benefit analysis to select and justify a preferred solution to a problem.

Source Note: The provisions of this §127.784 adopted to be effective June 14, 2022, 47 TexReg 3460

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