ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
PLTW - Principles of Engineering
Grades 10-11- 12 (both semesters required)
Weighted Dual Credit - Ivy Tech
Prerequisites: A C or better in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) 1-2 or concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) 1-2 and Principles of Engineering (POE) 1-2
What do ping pong balls, marbles, robots, and computers all have in common? The answer is they are all used in the Principles of Engineering (POE) 1-2 course. Students in engineering teams get to design, build, and test solutions to a wide variety of real world problems. This course is lab intensive as students spend much time building solutions in areas like simple machines, electricity, marble colors, ping pong ball launchers, and truss designs. Students will learn to build and program their own robots in this class. Students who take this course will have the opportunity to earn dual college credits from various post-secondary schools.