Aerospace Engineering is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) course that begins with the introduction to the aerospace field and the history of flight. The fundamentals of aerodynamics, control systems, propulsion, concepts, and approaches of aerospace engineering are highlighted in this course. In addition, the principles of navigation and aerospace physiology will also be covered to gain a better understanding of why Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are now an important part of aerospace engineering. Practical hands-on laboratory experience such as model building; testing and flying UAV; flight simulator training on flight simulators are an integral part of this course. Emphases will also include interdisciplinary work, work outside of the classroom, process work, group work, and applying skills from other courses. Students are to also seek new solutions, creativity, and innovation. Students will make informed decisions about their future in aerospace engineering upon the completion of this course.
Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and past or current enrollment in physics, or by teacher approval