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Bedford Road Collegiate
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Pre-Engineering

PRE-ENGINEERING ADVANTAGE

preengineering_page.jpgThe Cameco Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics was made possible with a generous gift by Cameco. Pre-Engineering 10 began in the fall of 2014.

Throughout the program, students use unique, hands-on learning stations to develop the technical and communication skills needed to solve problems. Students will use these skills to design and document a solution to an authentic engineering challenge at the end of term.

An emphasis is placed upon knowledge, skills and attributes that are essential in the field of engineering. These include: co-operative work skills, goal setting, time management, ethics and critical thinking.
 
DIVERSE COMMUNITY
Successful Pre-Engineering 10 students are independent and self-motivated. They enjoy problem solving in a science and mathematics environment.
 
EQUIPMENT
The current training stations for the Pre-Engineering lab are:
  • Design  Processes  (Computer  Assisted  Design):  Students learn a working knowledge of computer assisted drawing (CAD) software, in both design and interpretation;
  • Manufacturing  Processes  I  (CNC):  Students learn how to program and operate a computer numeric control (CNC) mill for design applications;
  • Manufacturing Processes II (3-D Printing): Students learn to design and create objects using a state of the art 3-D printer.
  • Fluids (Pneumatics): Students use simulated and real fluid control components for the purpose of design and analysis;
  • Electrical Systems: Students learn the design and analysis of electrical circuits using a hands-on approach;
  • Robotics: Students learn how to program, edit and run robot control tasks for the purpose of solving problems.
  • Electrical/Computer Control: Students learn the design and application of Program Logic Control (PLC) components.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Team environment
  • Hands-on learning
  • Learn about careers in engineering and science-related careers
  • Develop technical, communication and problem-solving skills
CREDITS

Pre-Engineering 10 and 20 meet the curricular requirements of the Design 10 and Design 20 Practical Applied Arts (PAA) credits. The four major content areas of the program are:

  • design fundamentals
  • problem solving
  • skill development
  • communications

For more information and contact details please download a copy of the Pre-Engineering information sheet.