PLTW Principles of Engineering

Principles of Engineering (POE) is a course that focuses on the process of applying engineering, technological, scientific and mathematical principles in the design, production, and operation of products, structures, and systems. This is a hands-on course designed to provide students interested in engineering careers to explore experiences related to specialized fields such as civil, mechanical, and materials engineering. Students will engage in research, development, planning, design, production, and project management to simulate a career in engineering. The topics of ethics and the impacts of engineering decisions are also addressed. Classroom activities are organized to allow students to work in teams and use modern technological processes, computers, CAD software, and production systems in developing and presenting solutions to engineering problems.

  • DOE Code: 4814
  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 10-12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Credits: 1 credit per semester, 2 semester maximum, maximum of 2 credits Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
  • Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course for General, AHD & THD
  • This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit Ivy Tech-DESN 104 Mechanical Graphics, 3 cr; Purdue University, School of Technology, 3 cr
  • Must pass ECA
  • No Additional cost 

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