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Course 1: Introduction to Engineering Design
In Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), students are introduced to the engineering design process as they apply math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions for real problems. Students work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using PLTW Engineering Notebooks and 3D modeling software.
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra1
Course 2: Principles of Engineering
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. In Principles of Engineering (POE), students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design
Course 3: Digital Electronics
From smartphones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This Digital Electronics (DE) course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.
Prerequisites: Principles of Engineering and Introduction to Engineering Design.
Course 4: Civil Engineering and Architecture
In PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), students learn important aspects of building, site design, and development. Students apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architectural design software.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering
Course 5: Engineering Design and Development
In Engineering Design and Development (EDD), students identify a real-world open-ended engineering challenge and then research, design, and test a solution for this problem. As a culminating activity, students present their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, and/or Civil Engineering and Architecture.