PLTW-INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED) - 415
Grade Level: 9-12 No. Semesters: 2 (1 Hr)
Fee: None Credit: 1-Practical Arts
Prerequisites: Current enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses
This Project Lead the Way Foundation course focuses on developing problem solving skills using a design development process. IED is a hands-on class where students create models of product solutions, analyze and communicate them. Modeling is done with solid modeling software such as Autodesk’s Inventor 3D CAD program. Students will also build prototypes of their solutions in the engineering lab. The major focus is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation.
NHS is a PLTW Certified School. Students adequately completing the PLTW course series are eligible for college credit at PLTW participating universities.