Beaumont’s Pre-Engineering Program introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering. This liberal arts program is designed for students who would like to “think” like an engineer.

The goals of Beaumont’s pre-engineering program are:

  • to expose students to opportunities in the field of engineering
  • to develop the engineering thought processes of design and problem-solving in the context of real world situations
  • to develop the transferable skills of team work, public speaking, technical writing, etc.
  • to encourage girls to consider enrolling in undergraduate engineering programs 
  • to prepare program participants for success in undergraduate engineering programs

Participants concentrate on math, science and technology and include design-related electives in their course selections. The pre-engineering student will complete the following program:

  • Theology - 4 credits
  • English - 4 credits
  • Math - 4.5 credits including Math IV, Honors Pre-Calculus or Calculus
  • Science - 3.6 credits including Biology I, Chemistry I, Physics (or if honors: Honors Biology I, Honors Chemistry I, Honors Physics) and one of the following: Earth Science, Chemistry II, Biology II, AP Chemistry, AP Biology)
  • Social Studies - 3 credits **
  • World Language - 3 credits
  • Physical Education/Health - 1 credit
  • Fine Arts - 1 credit including Drawing and Design or another visual, design or applied art course to be approved by the pre-engineering coordinator and/or guidance counselor
  • Technology - 1 credit including Computer Programming/Robotics
  • Elective - .5 credit Pre-Engineering I (beginning 2011 - 2012 school year)

Additional requirements:

Students will work with an engineering mentor for Junior Shadowing and Project REAL. In addition, they must participate in at least one engineering presentation or conference per year.

 **Note: students who would like to earn the Honors Diploma must meet the additional requirements for that diploma. See separate honors diploma requirements.


SC730 - Pre-Engineering I - Elective

Pre-engineering I introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and the engineering process through a wide variety of activities including hands-on design projects, exposure to real-world problems and settings and the use of CAD tools. Problem-solving is emphasized throughout the course. Transferable skills such as team work, public speaking and technical writing will be cultivated. This course is required for students participating in Beaumont's Pre-Engineering program. this course will fulfill the Pre-Engineering requirement but does not fulfill the Science requirement. Other students may take this course as an elective course. It does not fulfill the Science requirement for graduation.

.5 credit/1 Quarter - open to grades 10, 11 and 12

Prerequisite: Math II