PLTW – Principles of Engineering – 9671

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Type: Practical Art 

School: BHS, CACC, HHS

Prerequisite: Earned credit in Introduction to Engineering Design 

Co-Requisite: All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in (or satisfactory completion of) appropriate grade-level math and science courses. 

This course builds on Introduction to Engineering Design. Students will uncover significant concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics. Students will develop problem-solving skills, work in groups, and apply research and design knowledge to create solutions to various challenges. The course also teaches the detailed documentation of work while communicating solutions effectively. Every student will have an opportunity to advance personal and professional skills through participation in SkillsUSA.

Recommended: C or better average in Algebra 1 and a proficient score on the Intro to Engineering Design end of course assessment 

Related: PLTW Digital Electronics, PLTW Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Aided Design

College dual credit: may be available

Research demonstrates that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.