Pre-Engineering Structures

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Pre-Engineering – Structures (80 minutes)

This course is an introduction to structural design concepts, structural performance, materials, loads, factors of safety and aesthetics.  Discussions will include how certain structures function and lessons learned from structural failures.  Students will use design software to create and test their designs prior to production.

Projects in this course include the design and build of:

– cardboard boats for either one or two people

– various trusses

– balsa wood bridges

– a concrete canoe

Prerequisites – successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry




This course is held at SCTC .