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Intro to Engineering Design

7053-7054 Intro to Engineering Design Grades 9 10 11 12 1 credit
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is for students who are interested in design and engineering or another technical career. The major focus is to expose students to a design process, professional communication and collaboration methods, design ethics, and technical documentation and give students the opportunity to develop skills in research and analysis, teamwork, technical writing, engineering graphics, and problem solving through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning.


Principles of Engineering

70551-70552 Principles of Engineering Grades 10 11 12 1 credit
Principles of Engineering (POE) is a high school-level survey course of engineering that exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech career POE gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and
problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.


Civil Engineering & Architecture

70615-70616 Civil Engineering and Architecture Grades 11 12 1 credit
Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) is appropriate for students interested in careers related to civil engineering and architecture. The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction practices of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, building codes and ordinances, engineering design calculations, and technical documentation. Problem solving skills and design experience are gained through an activity-projectproblem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills and creative abilities while applying math, science, and technology knowledge learned in other courses to solve design problems and communicate their solutions.



7043-7044 Robotics -  Grades 11 12 1 credit
Prerequisites: Intro to Engineering Design; Principles of Engineering

Robotics is a high school level course that is appropriate for the 11th or 12th grade students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of the course is to apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics skills to prototype various robotic components including frames, drive systems, and control systems.


Engineering Design and Development

70611-70612 Engineering Design and Development Grade 12 1 credit
Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the PLTW high school engineering program. It is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics,
science, and technology. Students will perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams of students will design, build, and test their solution. Finally, student teams will present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. While progressing through the engineering design process, students will work closely with experts and will continually hone their organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, their creative and problem solving abilities, and their understanding of the design process.