Santa Barbara Unified School District

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Product Innovation and Design

Introductory Courses

Concentrator Courses

Mechatronics 1 is taught concurrently with Advanced Engineering Physics. With the guidance of their teachers and industry mentors, students will work to design/create/iterate a real-world mechatronics project with a level of sophistication and complexity that is typically reserved for industry settings or advanced college courses. Students will conceptualize, prototype, design, re-design, formally review, manufacture, test, and program their complex mechatronics system. Products/projects will meet industry standards for excellence and be worthy of display in a trade show environment.

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Mechatronics 2 is an extension of Mechatronics 1, and is taught concurrently with Advanced Engineering Physics. With the guidance of their teachers and industry mentors, students will work to design/create/iterate a real-world mechatronics project with a level of sophistication and complexity that is typically reserved for industry settings or advanced college courses. Students will conceptualize, prototype, design, re-design, formally review, manufacture, test, and program their complex mechatronics system. Products/projects will meet industry standards for excellence and be worthy of display in a trade show environment.

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Capstone Courses

This senior DPEA course will focus on engineering and physics topics in greater depth and at a more advanced level. This course will also engage students in physics concepts and applications pertaining to engineering/mechatronics, which are not traditionally covered in a high school setting. Students will study mechanics, rotational dynamics, gearing and linkage, pneumatics, mechanics of materials, power transmission, electronics, electric motors, transducers, and actuators. This entire course aims to give students the theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge necessary to function as a junior engineer in an industry setting.

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