Engineering & Computer Science

Engineering and Computer Science provides elective opportunities to explore experiences across computer programming, systems development, engineering, and design to support solving problems that matter.

Program Focus:

Students who have interests in engineering, computer science, and designing for change can choose among a variety of courses focused on these areas. This program provides broad opportunities for students to learn and practice the skills needed to understand, use, and build new and future engineering and computer science technologies. Students build physical machines or devices, design and craft integrated software solutions, and learn how to plan and organize initiatives to drive change. The overall focus of the program is to provide technological and leadership skills to envision, design, create, and implement solutions to problems that matter.

Here are some examples of this interdisciplinary focus:

Foundation courses:

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Studio Art 2D, Introduction to Studio Art 3D, From Blues to EDM (electronic dance music)

Systems exploration:

  • Design Engineering
  • Website Development, Dynamic Application Development

Advanced Applications:

  • Design Engineering Solutions 1, 2 (Advanced); Electricity & Magnetism Advanced), Modern Physics (Advanced), Chemical Reactions (Advanced), Chemical Bonding (Advanced)
  • Computer Science 1 (Advanced), Computer Science Independent Research, Math Independent Research, Statistics
  • Studio Art Forum (Advanced)

Interdisciplinary Creativity:

  • Drawing and Painting 1, 2, Photography and Digital Art 1, 2; Sculpture 1, 2; Woodworking 1, 2; Digital Music and Studio Production 1, 2, Ceramics 1, 2

Co-curricular options:

  • Scenic Arts Design
  • Lighting and Audio Design
  • Robotics (FIRST Robotics Team): The Westtown robotics team 1391, the Metal Moose, is part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization that creates a dynamic link between science and technology.