• Introduction to Engineering & Design (IED)

    Introduction to Engineering & Design (IED)

    Introduction to Engineering & Design (IED) are recommended for incoming freshman, because the class provides a basic foundation for the rest of our engineering courses.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 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

  • Principles of Engineering (POE)

    Principles of Engineering (POE)

    Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. Principles of Engineering is recommended for sophomores.

  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)

    Aerospace Engineering (AE)

    Aerospace Engineering is primarily for our upcoming juniors and seniors.This course propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.

  • Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA)

    Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA)

    Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA) is primarily for seniors. Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3-D architectural design software.

  • Robotics


    Robotics is BHE's in-school class offered for both HEAT members who want more time to work, as well as non members who wish to learn more about our program. They apply engineering and robotics knowledge to designing, building, and programming our Robots for the VEX game each year.


Bryant hornet engineering is the engineering department of Bryant High School. BHE is a building which houses 2 classrooms, 2 PLTW instructors, and 5 PLTW engineering preparatory classes. BHE, is the home and the birthplace of HEAT. PLTW is an internationally recognized provider for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum and teacher training.

BHE offers students 2 introductory classes, and 3 specialty classes. Introductory class consists of Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering. The specialty classes consists of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace Engineering, and Robotics.

Introduction to Engineering Design

Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software (Autodesk Inventor) to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

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Principles of engineering

Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, this survey course exposes students to major concepts they will immediately encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics.

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Civil engineering and architecture

In CEA, students study the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures by focusing on a variety of civil engineering and architectural topics. Major projects include using Autodesk Revit and other industry standard software to design, document and communicate solutions to peers and professionals.

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Aerospace Engineering

Introduced to Bryant High School in the fall of 2013, AE explores the evolution of flight, navigation and control, flight fundamentals, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, and orbital mechanics. In addition, this course presents alternative applications for aerospace engineering concepts. Students analyze, design, and build aerospace systems. They apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final presentation about the future of the industry and their professional goals.

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Introduced to Bryant High School in the 2016-2017 school year, this course is designed for those who wish to pursue a greater understanding in the designing, building, and programming robots for the VEX Robotics Competition. Students also practice using different tools and applications within our classroom and computer lab. Students apply engineering and robotics knowledge in order to create robots to fit each given need, as well as learn new information to utilize in the classroom.

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