Principles of Engineering Course Description 


    Principles of Engineering is a full-year course designed to be a high school student’s
    second exposure to the PLTW Engineering program and is appropriate for students
    in grades 9-12. In Principles of Engineering, students explore a broad range of
    engineering disciplines, careers, and solve real-world engineering problems.
    This course introduces students to engineering concepts that are applicable to
    a variety of engineering disciplines and empowers them to develop technical skills
    through the use of engineering tools such as 3-D modeling software, hands-on
    prototyping equipment, programming software, and robotics hardware to bring their
    solutions to life. Students apply the engineering design process to solve real-world
    problems across a breadth of engineering fields such as mechanical, robotics,
    infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and product design and development.
    Using PLTW’s activity-, project-, problem-based (APB) instructional approach,
    students advance from completing structured activities to solving open-ended
    projects and problems that provide opportunities to develop planning and technical
    documentation skills, as well as in-demand, transportable skills such as problem
    solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and ethical reasoning.
    The last is particularly important as the course encourages students to consider
    the impact of engineering decisions. Through individual and collaborative team
    activities, projects, and problems. Students create solutions to problems as they
    practice common engineering design and development protocols, such as
    experimental design, testing, project management, and peer review.




    To be successful in POE, students should be concurrentlyenrolled in college
    preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and
    scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems.
    Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge
    of research and design to create solutions to various challenges.
    Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate
    their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.




    Principles Of Engineering is one of the foundation courses in the
    Project Lead The Way high school engineering program. The course
    applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and
    skills in mathematics, science,and technology.




Last Modified on September 20, 2023