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RULE §127.752Engineering Design and Presentation II (Two Credits), Adopted 2015

(a) General requirements. This course is recommended for students in Grades 11 and 12. Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry. Recommended prerequisite: Principles of Applied Engineering or Engineering Design and Presentation I. Students shall be awarded two credits for successful completion of this course.

(b) Introduction.

  (1) Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions.

  (2) The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services, including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

  (3) Engineering Design and Presentation II is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Engineering Design and Presentation I. Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Emphasis will be placed on using skills from ideation through prototyping.

  (4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

  (5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.

(c) Knowledge and skills.

  (1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected to:

    (A) distinguish the differences between an engineering technician, engineering technologist, and engineer;

    (B) identify employment and career opportunities;

    (C) investigate and work toward industry certifications;

    (D) demonstrate the principles of teamwork related to engineering and technology;

    (E) identify and use appropriate work habits;

    (F) demonstrate knowledge related to governmental regulations, including health and safety;

    (G) discuss ethical issues related to engineering and technology and incorporate proper ethics in submitted projects;

    (H) demonstrate respect for diversity in the workplace;

    (I) demonstrate appropriate actions and identify consequences relating to discrimination, harassment, and inequality;

    (J) demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills using a variety of software applications and media; and

    (K) explore career preparation learning experiences, including job shadowing, mentoring, and apprenticeship training.

  (2) The student participates in team projects in various roles. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate an understanding of and discuss how teams function;

    (B) apply teamwork to solve problems; and

    (C) serve as a team leader and member and demonstrate appropriate attitudes while participating in team projects.

  (3) The student develops skills for managing a project. The student is expected to:

    (A) implement project management methodologies, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project;

    (B) develop a project schedule and complete projects according to established criteria;

    (C) participate in the organization and operation of a real or simulated engineering project; and

    (D) develop a plan for production of an individual product.

  (4) The student demonstrates principles of project documentation and work flow. The student is expected to:

    (A) complete work orders and related documentation;

    (B) identify factors affecting cost and strategies to minimize costs;

    (C) prepare a project budget;

    (D) prepare a production schedule;

    (E) identify intellectual property and other legal restrictions; and

    (F) read and interpret technical drawings, manuals, and bulletins.

  (5) The student applies the concepts and skills of computer-aided drafting and design software to perform the following tasks. The student is expected to:

    (A) prepare drawings to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) graphic standards;

    (B) customize software user interface;

    (C) prepare and use advanced views such as auxiliary, section, and break-away;

    (D) draw detailed parts, assembly diagrams, and sub-assembly diagrams;

    (E) indicate tolerances and standard fittings using appropriate library functions;

    (F) demonstrate understanding of annotation styles and setup by defining units, fonts, dimension styles, notes, and leader lines;

    (G) identify and incorporate the use of advanced layout techniques and viewports using paper-space and modeling areas;

    (H) use management techniques by setting up properties to define and control individual layers;

    (I) create and use custom templates for advanced project management;

    (J) prepare and use advanced development drawings;

    (K) use advanced polar tracking and blocking techniques to increase drawing efficiency;

    (L) create drawings that incorporate external referencing;

    (M) create and render objects using parametric modeling tools; and

    (N) model individual parts or assemblies and produce rendered or animated output.

  (6) The student practices safe and proper work habits. The student is expected to:

    (A) master relevant safety tests;

    (B) comply with safety guidelines as described in various manuals, instructions, and regulations;

    (C) identify and classify hazardous materials and wastes according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations;

    (D) dispose of hazardous materials and wastes appropriately;

    (E) perform maintenance on selected tools, equipment, and machines;

    (F) handle and store tools and materials correctly; and

    (G) describe the results of negligent or improper maintenance.

  (7) The student uses engineering design methodologies. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate an understanding of and discuss principles of system ideation;

    (B) demonstrate critical thinking, identify the system constraints, and make fact-based decisions;

    (C) use rational thinking to develop or improve a system;

    (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 to record 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) use a variety of technologies to design systems;

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

    (C) research applications of different types of computer-aided drafting and design software; and

    (D) use multiple software applications for concept presentations.

  (9) The student designs systems using appropriate design processes and techniques. The student is expected to:

    (A) interpret engineering drawings;

    (B) identify areas where quality, reliability, and safety can be designed into a system;

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

    (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) identify and describe the steps needed to produce a prototype;

    (B) identify and use appropriate tools, equipment, machines, and materials to produce the prototype; and

    (C) present the prototype using a variety of media.

Source Note: The provisions of this §127.752 adopted to be effective April 7, 2022, 47 TexReg 1677

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