Engineering Design and Development (PLTW) (CTE)

(Year) Sophomore, Junior, Senior

UC Approved

Completion of Introduction to Engineering Design or Principles of Engineering with a college qualifying grade of “C” or better.

This course will introduce students to advanced topics in the engineering field. This class uses local and regional competitions in the engineering and robotics fields to assist students advance their studies. This course is designed for students that wish to pursue majors and careers such as robotics, engineering, computer science, design and business. There is a research component to this course.

Class Hours: This class will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during sixth period. In addition to the normal meeting time, this class will compete in a minimum of two competitions: the JPL Invention Challenge requires one Saturday in November and one Friday in December; and robotics competitions that requires the class to meet afterschool and on Saturdays in order to complete the competition requirements. Additional time outside of class will be required for building and designing models for competition. This class may be repeated for credit.

Grading Scale

97%~100% = A+; 94%~96% = A; 90%~93% = A-;

87%~89% = B+; 84%~86% = B; 80%~83% = B-;

77%~79% = C+; 74%~76% = C; 70%~73% = C-;

67%~69% = D+; 64%~66% = D; 60%~63% = D-;

<60% = Fail


· Students need to bring the following material daily to class:

· Spiral 8 ½ x 11 lined paper notebook with a minimum of 80 sheets

· Pen and pencil

· Scientific Calculator (as long as it does sin, cos, and tan.)

· Engineering Notebook

Field Trip:

The Engineering Design and Development class will compete at the FIRST Robotics regional competition held at the beginning of March by participating in a mandatory field trip. Each member of the classes shall purchase a team shirt that costs a minimum of $40.00 each. Each Student will need at least three shirts.

Electronic Devices:

No personal electronic devices will be allowed in class at any time.

Assignments and Tests:

If a student has a verified Illness, the student is allowed 1 day extra time per day missed.

If a student is absent from school due to a situation such as a family trip or any other none school reason, teachers are NOT required to allow students to makeup work or do work prior to leaving, this includes students who are absent during finals.

If a student is not in class due to a school activity such as a field trip or a school sporting event, the student must prearrange with the teacher to turn in the assignment early.

Any assignments turned in after the unit is compelte will earn a grade of zero.

Personal Behavior:

Unacceptable behavior includes any behavior that is distraction from class. Example: Touching, slapping, hitting, and yelling, among others.

A Students’ appearance may not detract from nor interfere with the learning environment or process.


Regular attendance is required.

A tardy will be given if the student is not in their assigned seat when the tardy bell sounds.

Students who are absent or tardy more than 10% of the class will receive a citizenship grade of U. Note: 10% of a semester is 9 days in a semester.