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Middle School PLTW

Introduction to Engineering Design

Course Description:  In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how 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.

Introduction to Engineering Design is one of three foundation courses in the Project Lead The Way high school pre-engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

  • Design Process Modeling
  • Sketching
  • Measurement, Statistics, and Applied Geometry
  • Presentation Design and Delivery
  • Engineering Drawing Standards
  • CAD Solid Modeling
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Consumer Product Design Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Virtual Design Teams



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