Engineering, Design, & Development, PLTW

  • Grade: 12 
    Engineering Design and Development is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open‐ended engineering problem. This course is part of the PLTW Engineering curriculum. The product development life cycle and a design process are used to guide 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 pre‐engineering courses. The use of 3D design software helps students design solutions to the problem their team has chosen. This course also engages students in critical thinking and problem‐solving skills, time management and teamwork skills, a valuable set for students' future careers. 
    Prerequisites: Pass IED, POE, and one other PLTW course or Teacher Recommendation
    Recommendation: At least one of CEA or AE or DE
    • Credits: 1 credit per semester; 2 credits
    • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
    • Qualifies as a Quantitative Reasoning course for the General, Core 40, AHD, and THD diplomas