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RULE §127.751Engineering Design and Presentation I (One Credit), Adopted 2015

(a) General requirements. This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Algebra I Recommended prerequisite: Principles of Applied Engineering. Students shall be awarded one credit 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 I is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Principles of Applied Engineering. 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. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.

  (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) demonstrate knowledge of how to dress appropriately, speak politely, and conduct oneself in a manner appropriate for the profession and work site;

    (B) cooperate, contribute, and collaborate as a member of a group in an effort to attain agreement and achieve a collective outcome;

    (C) present written and oral communication in a clear, concise, and effective manner, including explaining and justifying actions;

    (D) use time-management skills in prioritizing tasks, following schedules, and tending to goal-relevant activities in a way that optimizes efficiency and results; and

    (E) complete a consistent demonstration of punctuality, dependability, reliability, and responsibility in reporting for duty and performing assigned tasks as directed.

  (2) The student gains knowledge of and demonstrates the skills necessary for success in the workplace. 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.

  (3) 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 both a team leader and member and demonstrate appropriate attitudes while participating in team projects.

  (4) 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 work 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.

  (5) 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.

  (6) The student applies the concepts of sketching and skills associated with computer-aided drafting and design. The student is expected to:

    (A) use single and multi-view projections;

    (B) use orthographic and pictorial views;

    (C) use auxiliary views;

    (D) use section views;

    (E) use advanced construction techniques;

    (F) prepare and revise annotated multi-dimensional production drawings in computer-aided drafting and design to industry standards;

    (G) demonstrate knowledge of effective file structure and management;

    (H) use advanced dimensioning techniques;

    (I) construct and use basic 3D parametric drawings; and

    (J) develop and use prototype drawings for presentation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (F) use an engineering notebook and portfolio 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 components;

    (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 products 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 product;

    (C) improve a product design 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) 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 §127.751 adopted to be effective April 7, 2022, 47 TexReg 1677

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