• PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE)
    Course Code: T773
    Prerequisites: 75% or Higher in Math 8
    Semester Offered: Full Year - 1 Credit
    Ranking Weight:
    Recommended Grades: 10-12
    College Credit: Yes - R.I.T. (6 Hours)

    Course Description:

    This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers and to develop skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of the professional community. This course is designed for 10th or 11th grade students.

    Topics, Activities, and Projects:
    • Computer Controlled Marble Sorter
    • Mouse Trap Powered Vehicles
    • Accurate Ping Pong Launcher
    • Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Solar Cell Cars
    • Engineering Colleges
    • Trends in Engineering
    • Computer Integrations
    • Computer Controlled Devices
    • Engineering Principles
    • Engineering Tolerances
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