Engineering and Architectural Design

Do you have an interest in career fields that use Computer Aided Design known as CAD? These career fields include: All disciplines of Engineering mechanical, computer, electrical, nuclear, civil, etc.) Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Industrial Design, and more. Do you like to invent, design, and create? Do you want to earn six college credits while in high school? If you have an interest in the most powerful design software, this is a course to for you! Be a part of "The Next Industrial Revolution." Design and make complex objects with our state of the art 3D printer. Join the rapidly emerging field of Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping that will revolutionize the way we live. Students in this program are job shadowing at local engineering and architecture firms and experiencing first hand what their future careers will look like. You will learn the newest versions of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) software, and also learn hand drafting, sketching, and architectural model building. The course includes field trips to local engineering and architecture firms and hosts engineers and architects as guest speakers.

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Engineering & Architectural Design I & Project Lead The Way


Level: CP

Open to: Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Credit: 4

Prerequisites: Grade level reading, writing, and math skills for college-level coursework.

BHS Graduation Standards: Math & Physical Science credit

Eligible for Dual / Concurrent Enrollment: SMCC AEDD 105 3 Credits

Description: This course will involve the production of 2D and 3D technical drawings that meet industry standards using SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit Architecture CAD software. 3D printing, model building, sketching, and mechanical tool drawing will be covered. As students create drawings in different formats, emphasis will be placed on precision and accuracy, use of symbols, line types, line weights, orthographic projection, multiview placement, text format, dimensions, section views, auxiliary views, isometric views, and plotting accuracy. A variety of design fields will be reviewed with an emphasis on ASME graphics standards. In Project Lead The Way Engineering, students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and use the same industry-leading technology and software as are used in the world’s top companies.

Engineering & Architectural Design II


Level: CP

Open to: Grades 10, 11 & 12

Credit: 4

Prerequisite: Engineering & Architectural Design I

BHS Graduation Standards: Math, Fine Art & Physical Science credit

Description: Description: For students with a strong desire to enter into an engineering, architectural or design related career. This course is for self-motivated, advanced students who may work with businesses and community members on design projects. Textbook work will cover the use of Solidworks CAD software. 3d printers and an Epilog Laser cutter/engraver are used for projects as needed. Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software. Revit Architecture, Inventor, and Autocad CAD software are also used on an as needed project basis.

Engineering Instructor

Dylan Macintosh

Engineering and Architectural Design Instructor

Mr. Macintosh is the Engineering and Architecture Teacher at BRCOT. "Mr. Mac" as his students call him is originally from Western Massachusetts, and loved taking engineering design classes in high school. He studied architecture at Keene State College in New Hampshire and went to graduate school for Sustainability Science at UMass Amherst. Mr. Mac started his career working in architecture and civil engineering offices before transitioning to teaching engineering and architecture at Massachusetts schools in 2015. Since then he has especially enjoyed inspiring students to see that good design can solve many of the challenges we face as a planet.