PLTW2000 Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

Grades 9-12. Year-long. Prerequisite is Algebra 1, enrolled concurrently in Geometry and the appropriate grade level science. Weighted grade.

In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to design solutions to proposed problems. Students will learn to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. A lab fee will be charged.