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Bedford Road Collegiate
Inspiring Learning
The pre-engineering course, located at Bedford Road Collegiate's Cameco Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics, sees students use unique, hands-on learning stations to develop the technical and communication skills needed to solve problems. Students use these skills to design and document a solution to an authentic engineering challenge at the end of term. An emphasis is placed on knowledge, skills and attributes that are essential in the field of engineering, including co-operative work skills, goal setting, time management, ethics and critical thinking.

The four major content areas of the course are:
  • Design fundamentals
  • Problem solving
  • Skill development
  • Communications​.
Successful pre-engineering students are independent and self-motivated. They enjoy problem solving in a science and mathematics environment.


  • Learn about careers in engineering and science.
  • Work in a team environment and get hands-on learning.
  • Develop technical, communication and problem-solving skills.


Some of the training stations for pre-engineering include: 

  • Design Processes (computer-assisted design): Students get a working knowledge of computer-assisted drawing (CAD) software in both design and interpretation.
  • Manufacturing Processes I: Students learn how to program and operate a computer numeric control (CNC) mill for design applications.
  • Manufacturing Processes II: 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.


Pre-Engineering 10 and 20 meet the curricular requirements of the Design 10 and 20 Practical and Applied Arts (PAA) credits. A PAA 30 credit is also available for Guitar and Amp Construction 30. 


For questions, please contact Faye Laliberte at​ [email protected] or Kirk Gordon at [email protected].​