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)
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 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) 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 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.