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Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a foundation course in the Engineering Academy that teaches students problem-solving skills using the design and production
process. Hands-on labs and Inventor design software are used as learning tools for students to design and produce projects related to industry. Students should take this
as the first course in the sequence of courses offered in the Engineering Academy program.
Principles of Engineering (POE) is a project-based course that introduces students to the profession of engineering and engineering technology, by exploring various technologies related to manufacturing processes, and engineering systems. Students will use critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and design engineering systems. Students will apply skills and knowledge of math, science, communication, and technology in complex problem solving activities. The course also includes risk analysis and engineering reliability impact on social, political and liable consequences of technological advancements.
Environmental Sustainability (ES) is an interdisciplinary engineering course in which students investigate and design solutions to solve real-world challenges related to clean
and abundant drinking water, food supply enhancement, and renewable energy. This course has the potential to bring together a diverse group of students with interests in
biology, chemistry, and/or environmental studies, and it gives students the opportunity to lead their own learning, collaborate, and gain skills needed to communicate their
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.