Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) (CTE)

(Year) Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

UC Approved

Enrollment in or completion of Geometry or higher

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a course that is appropriate for students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. In addition, students use a state of the art 3D solid modeling design software package to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems.

Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges that increase in difficulty throughout the course..

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

Electronic Devices:

No personal electronic devices will be allowed in class at any time.Missed or Late 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 test is given 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.