2 semesters, 1 credit
Open to freshmen currently enrolled in Advanced Algebra I or higher-level math class. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors must have scored at least a C- in Algebra I.
Introduction to Engineering Design is a high school level foundation course in the PLTW Engineering Program. In IED, students are introduced to the engineering profession and a common approach to the solution of engineering problems and engineering design process. Utilizing the activity-problem-project-based teaching and learning pedagogy, students will progress from completing structured activities to solving open projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.
Through both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems, students will problem solve as they practice common engineering design and development protocols such as project management and peer review. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards, and they will use current 3D design and modeling software to represent and communicate solutions. In addition, the development of computational methods that are commonly used in engineering problem solving, including statistical analysis and mathematical modeling, are emphasized. Ethical issues related to professional practice and product development are also presented.
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This curriculum last updated January 4, 2019, by the Science Department.