Introduction to Engineering and Robotics


Introduction to Engineering introduces engineering technology and provides historical background. Topics such as professional ethics, problem solving techniques involving forces, structures, material, fluids, energy, and electricity and U.S. Customary and S.I. units, and units conversions are covered. Introduction to Robotics studies the evolution of robotics with emphasis on automated and flexible manufacturing. Presents advantages and limitations of present robot systems.


Physics, Algebra II

Additional requirement for dual enrollment option:
Students may be required to have a passing score on a portion of the Virginia Placement Test (VPT), OR one SAT score of 500 or greater OR one ACT score of 21 or greater.

Semesters Offered & Schedule Format

Offered Biennially Next offered beginning Fall 2018
Fall Semester
Academic Year Schedule: Introduction to Engineering
Spring Semester
Academic Year Schedule: Introduction to Robotics (continuation of fall semester)

Class/Instruction Format

Synchronous (i.e., real time instructor led)

VCCS Designation and College Credit

Please Note: In the Academic Year Class the dual enrollment college classes are not divided into semesters. Both dual enrollment college counterparts span the full academic year. Thus, dual enrollment credit for either college class cannot be obtained by only completing one semester of this Governor's School class. At the end of the academic year, six hours college credit will be issued for both VCCS courses. That is, a student completing only the fall semester is not eligible for any college (dual enrollment) credit.

Course Codes


Dr. Steve Rapp

Course Web Sites

Engineering & Robotics Home Page
Engineering & Robotics Coursesites Web Site

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