IED - Intro to Engineering Design
Introduction to Engineering DesignTM (IED) is a high school level course
that is appropriate for 9th or 10th grade students who are interested
in Design and Engineering. The major focus of the IED course is to
expose students to design process, engineering standards, research and
analysis, technical documentation, global and human impacts,
communication methods, and teamwork.
IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding
of course concepts through activities-, projects-, 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 understanding
of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable
and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.
The course assumes no previous knowledge, but students should be concurrently
enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science.
Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution
of engineering design problems. In addition, students use a state of the 3D solid
modeling design software package to help them design solutions to solve proposed
problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge
of research and design to create solutions to various challenges that increase
in difficulty throughout the course. Students will also learn how to document their work
and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.
Introduction to Engineering Design™ is one of three foundation courses
in the Project Lead The Way® high school pre-engineering program.
The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge
and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.
This class is eligible for college credit from RIT if course completion criteria
and final test criteria is met.As students using the AutoCAD program of Inventor 2021, you are able to download this program
to your home computer by going to the Autodesk web site and finding the education downloads.
This is free to you and the student with a 3 year licensing. This enables you to work from home by transporting your files with a flash drive.