• PLTW Engineering Design & Development (EDD)
    Course Code: T775
    Prerequisites: Two completed PLTW courses
    Recommendation: Advanced Math or Science Course
    Semester Offered: Full Year - 1 Credit
    Ranking Weight:
    Recommended Grades: 11 & 12
    College Credit: None

    Course Description:

    This capstone course allows students to design a solution to a technical problem of their choosing. They have the chance to eliminate one of the “Don’t you hate it when…” statements of the world. This is an engineering research course in which students will work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. The product development life cycle and a design process are used to guide and help the team to reach a solution to the problem. The team presents and defends their solution to a panel of outside reviewers at the conclusion of the course. The EDD course allows students to apply all the skills and knowledge learned in previous Project Lead The Way courses. The use of 3D design software helps students design solutions to the problem their team has chosen. This course also engages students in time management and teamwork skills, a valuable asset to students in the future.

    Topics, Activities, and Projects:

    •    Shopping Cart Redesign Mini-Project
    •    Engineering Journal
    •    Animatronic Mini-Project

    •    Disney Imagineering Mini-Project
    •    Design Process
    •    Invention & Innovation
    •    Patent Search
    •    Patent Registration and Development
    •    Product Life Cycle
    •    Presentation Techniques
    •    Data Collection & Presentation
    •    Data Presentation
    •    Prototype Planning and Construction
    •    Testing and Evaluation of Products
    •    Interview Process
    •    Decision Matrix Construction
    •    Material Price Lists
    •    Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreements
    •    Graphical Timeline Mapping

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