• Introduction to Engineering Design

    "Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work" (Project Lead the Way).


    Principles of Engineering

    Pre-requisite: Introduction to Engineering Design

    "Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation" (Project Lead the Way).


    Civil Engineering and Architecture

    Pre-requisite: Principles of Engineering

    "Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architecture design software" (Project Lead the Way).


    Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Pre-requisite: Principles of Engineering

    "Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing. At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system" (Project Lead the Way).


    Digital Electronics (DE)

    Pre-requisite: Principles of Engineering

    Digital Electronics is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. In contrast to analog electronics, where information is represented by a continuously varying voltage, digital signals are represented by two discreet voltages or logic levels. This distinction allows for greater signal speed and storage capabilities and has revolutionized the world electronics. Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras, high definition televisions, etc. The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.


    Engineering Design and Development

    Pre-requisite: Civil Engineering and Architecture OR Computer Integrated Manufacturing OR Digital Electronics

    "The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career" (Project Lead the Way).



    Project Lead the Way. PLTW: Engineering. Indiana: Project Lead the Way, n.d. Print