Unit 4 - Engineering Disciplines

Unit Objectives

Each of these units teaches students about one of the ten primary fields of engineering. Students will hear a guest presentation about the opportunities available in each field of engineering. Students will then complete a hands on project related to each field of engineering. Students will present the results of their project, write a lab report and take a quiz related that particular field of engineering. The ten fields of engineering are: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.

Lesson 1 (30-60 minutes)

This lesson in each unit teaches students about each field of engineering and the career options available after graduation. This can be in the form of a guest speaker or video on the particular field of engineering.


  • Interact with a STEM professional

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the connections between each field of engineering and the wider world.

Lesson 2 (150-180 minutes)

This lesson teaches students about working in teams to complete a project related to each field of engineering.


  • Conduct design based projects to gain better appreciation of each field of engineering.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, through team working, oral presentations, and good written communication.

Lesson 3 (30 minutes)

Quiz on the unit


  • Check for understanding