PLTW – Principles of Engineering – 9671

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

School: BHS, CACC, HHS

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

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore various engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop problem-solving, research, and design skills while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. You will uncover significant concepts encountered in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. You will develop problem-solving skills, work in groups, and apply research and design knowledge to solve 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 PLTW – Intro to Engineering Design EOC

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

College 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.