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Introduction to Engineering Design I

Introduction to Engineering I (PLTW)

Course Number(s): T431481, T431482
Length: 2 Semester (4 Credits)
Prerequisits: None
Grade: 9

This course emphasizes the development of a design. Students use computer software to produce, analyze and evaluate models of projects solutions. They study the design concepts of form and function, and then use state-of-the-art technology to translate conceptual design into reproducible products. This course teaches students to:This course emphasizes the development of a design. Students use computer software to produce, analyze and evaluate models of projects solutions. They study the design concepts of form and function, and then use state-of-the-art technology to translate conceptual design into reproducible products. This course teaches students to:

  • Understand and apply the design process to solve various problems in a team setting; 
  • Apply adaptive design concepts in developing sketches, features, parts and assemblies; 
  • Interpret their own sketches in using computer software to design models; 
  • Understand mass property calculations – such as volume, density , mass , surface are, moment of inertia, product of inertia, radii of gyration, principal axes and principal moments – and how they are used to evaluate a parametric model; 
  • Understand cost analysis, quality control, staffing needs, packing and product marketing; 
  • Explore career opportunities in design engineering and understand what skills and education these jobs require; and 
  • Develop portfolios to display their designs and present them properly to peers, instructors and professionals.