Engineering Department

 

The purpose of the engineering program is to expose students to a variety of engineering courses, concepts, skills and applications so that if completed, the student will have a beginning background in engineering entering college and eventually the work force. Students will be provided hands-on, real-world learning experiences through the engineering lab that will help them learn problem solving skills.

 

Courses offered

This course is offered to allow students an opportunity to develop expertise in the area of electronics. Assignments will be made from both text and laboratory designs. Students can gain familiarity with microprocessors, digital circuits, and analog circuits in this course. A major part of the grade will be a final project. (NO LAB DAY)

This course is an introduction to the study of robotics and programming.  Students will learn to program robots using the Arduino microcontroller and programming language in order to perform both simple and complex tasks individually and in groups. Students will also learn to use 3-D printers to create the bodies, arms, wheels, and any other miscellaneous parts needed. This course will focus on the creative aspects of the robotics design process while also requiring students to bring their creations to life with programming.

This course will be taught at Mississippi State University one day a week for MSMS seniors.  This course provides an introduction to engineering disciplines and fundamental engineering principles through problem-based learning, including engineering mechanics, engineering materials, mass balances, heat/fluid transfer, electrical circuits, technical writing and teamwork.

This course is meant to give students a first opportunity to solve engineering problems. The students will choose an engineering problem that they would like to solve. Through the first half of the class, they will research the problem they are attempting to solve as well as gather the skills necessary to design their solution. The second half of the class will be spent testing their designs and communicating their results.