Introduction to Engineering Syllabus

Introduction to Engineering

Instructor Information:

Teacher: Mr. Foster
School Phone: 749-5437 extension 1143
Email: gfoster@virginia.k12.mn.us

Course Objectives:

•    To provide students with an environment that allows them the opportunity to develop and apply their Industrial Technology skills.
•    To provide a challenging yet comfortable environment in which to learn.
•    To provide students with challenges in the Industrial field, and acquire problem solving techniques that they can put to use in the future.

Course Requirements:

This course covers several different areas if Industrial Technology.  The students will obtain knowledge through hands-on activities while using state-of-the-art equipment.  Students will explore eight of these sixteen modules this semester: Digital Video, Rocketry and Space, Digital Manufacturing, Simple Machines, Robots, Flight Technology, Computer Graphics and Animation, Applied Physics, Energy, Power and Mechanics, Audio Broadcasting, Engineering Towers, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering Bridges, R&D.

Course Expectations:

•    Be on time.  When the bell rings you are in your seat and ready to work.  I only get to work with you for 52 minutes so I use them all.  We cannot makeup wasted time.
•    Be courteous.  I do not put up with ill behavior.  Act accordingly.
•    Follow school rules.  All school policies explained in you handbook apply.  No gum, hats or anything else that takes away from our learning environment.
•    Be prepared.  Bring the needed materials with you.  I do not allow students to leave the classroom after the bell rings.  You take care of a restroom break on your time.
•    Be a positive influence.  Help each other out.  We are all different and that’s what makes life fun.  Treat all that you encounter with respect.
•    Raise you hand.  When you have something to say, raise your hand.  I do not tolerate talking during the hour.
•    You are in a room with very expensive equipment; treat it with respect at all times.  If you abuse this privilege you will not have the opportunity to use the computers in the future.

Grading:

Your assignments will be given a point total and you quarter grade will be based on the total number of points you achieve on tests, quizzes, and daily work.

Grading Scale:
79%  –  77%      C+
100%  –  93%   A                  76%  –  73%     C
92%  –  90%     A-                72%  –  70%     C-

89%  –  87%     B+                69%  –  67%     D+
86%  –  83%     B                  66%  –  63%     D
82%  –  80%     B-                62%  –  60%     D-

Dishonesty Policy:

Students caught cheating will receive a zero for the assignment/exam they are cheating on.  If it is determined that another student is enabling the cheating process, they also will be given a zero for that task.  If a student is caught cheating for a second time, parents will be contacted and you child will fail that marking period.

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Mr. Foster, Introduction to Engineering,  Room T110

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