FORSYTH COUNTY COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE: Concepts of Engineering
TEACHER NAME: Nick Crowder E-MAIL: email@example.com
ROOM: 183 PHONE: 770-781-2264 EXT: 100183
Concepts of Engineering is the second course for all Georgia Engineering and Technology Education pathways.
This course provides students with opportunities to develop fundamental technological literacy as they learn
about the history, systems, and processes of invention and innovation.
The course standards in their entirety along with the connected standards for the core curriculum, (math,
science, language arts, etc.), can be found on the Georgia Department of Education website. Only the
engineering specific standards’ reference numbers and title descriptions are listed on this syllabus. Please
follow the link below to read the detail descriptions of each course standard.
The details for Career & Technical Education are also found on the state website. The Foundation Skills for
Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) are critical competencies that students pursuing any
career pathway should exhibit to be successful. As core standards for all career pathways in all program
concentrations, these skills link career, technical and agricultural education to the state’s academic
ENGR-EC1 – Students will describe the history and characteristics of engineering disciplines.
ENGR-EC2 – Students will demonstrate the engineering design process.
ENGR-EC3 – Students will solve problems using basic engineering tools and resources.
ENGR-EC4 – Students will demonstrate a whole systems approach to engineering and problem solving.
ENGR-EC5 – Students will apply engineering graphics and technical writing to communication of an
Nature of Technology
ENGR-STEM1 – Students will recognize the systems, components, and processes of a technological system.
Technology and Society
ENGR-STEM2 – Students will identify the impact of engineering and technology within global, economic,
environmental, and societal contexts.
ENGR-STEM3 – Students will design technological problem solutions using scientific investigation, analysis
and interpretation of data, innovation, invention, and fabrication while considering economic, environmental,
social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability constraints.
Abilities for a Technological World
ENGR-STEM4 – Students will apply principles of science, technology, engineering, mathematics,
interpersonal communication, and teamwork to the solution of technological problems.
The Designed World
ENGR-STEM5 – Students will select and demonstrate techniques, skills, tools, and understanding related to
energy and power, bio-related, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction
ENGR-STEM6 – Students will enhance reading by developing vocabulary and comprehension skills
associated with text materials, problem descriptions, and laboratory activities associated with engineering and
ENGR-STEM7 – Students will develop leadership and interpersonal problem-solving skills through
participation in co-curricular activities associated with the Technology Student Association.
Due to the very broad nature of this course, several textbooks are necessary. Classroom sets will be available
for reference as needed. Textbooks will not be issued to individual students. Main textbooks are listed below.
“Engineering Your Future” by Gomez, Oakes, & Leone, Published by Great Lakes Press, Inc.
“Technology” by R. Thomas Wright, Published by Goodheart – Willcox Company, Inc.
“Energy, Power, & Transportation Technology” by Len S. Litowitz and Ryan A. Brown,
Published by Goodheart – Willcox Company, Inc.
“Engineering Drawing & Design” by David A. Madsen, David P. Madsen, & J. Lee Turpin,
Published by Thompson Delmar Learning
“Architectural Drafting & Design” by Alan Jefferis and David A. Madsen, Published by
Thompson Delmar Learning
In addition to the textbooks, numerous on-line and server based tutorials related to the various software
programs will be utilized. The key software programs will include; Google SketchUp Pro & Blender for concept
visualization, SolidWorks for 3-D Modeling, mechanical, & systems analysis, Bentley Systems for Civil
Applications, and ArchiCAD for architectural applications.
Unit lesson plans and related activities and projects for this course are available on the Georgia Peach State
Pathways website, From time to time projects may be modified, added, or deleted in order to insure that
students are mastering the course standards for Foundations of Engineering & Technology.
Availability for Extra Help:
The instruction will be available every morning except Monday from 7:45 to 8:20. Please allow 24 hours
notice, and understand that there may be days where other meetings must be attended. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for e-mail assistance, or to check on office hours.
Detailed instructions and hands-on practice for Angel will be provided to students at the beginning of the
school year. Access will be available over the internet from any computer.
All missed work and assessments are the responsibility of the student when they are absent from school. A
student who is absent on the class day before a regularly scheduled assessment will be responsible for
completing the assignment on the regularly scheduled day and time. Students who have been absent more
than two consecutive days (including the assessment day) will be given five (5) school days to make up the
assessment and/or other assignments. This does not include major projects, research papers, etc., where the
deadline has been posted in advance. The teacher has the discretion to grant a longer period of time to make
up work if there are extenuating circumstances.
Course Average = 42.5% (1ST Sem. Course Work)
42.5% (2ND Sem. Course Work)
15% EOCT or Final Exam
1ST & 2ND Semester Course Work = 60% Summative + 40% Formative
Concept of formative assessment: http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=8&n=9
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
Failing = Below 70
Each student is required to have a notebook (3 pronged, 2 pockets) to stay in class. Each notebook should
have 50 sheets of loose leaf notebook paper. Each student is expected to have a pen or pencil each day,
preferably a pencil for drawing. Due to storage limitations on the computer network, each student is highly
encouraged to have a flash drive (also called thumb drive, USB portable storage) with a storage capacity of
*Formative Assessments include, but are not limited to homework, class work, practice tests, rough drafts, and sections
of projects/ research papers/presentations.
*Summative Assessments include, but are not limited to unit tests, final projects, final essays, final research papers, and