Dublin High School's

Engineering and Design Academy

The Engineering Academy is a specialized three-year learning program that provides students with a combination of the foundational knowledge needed to succeed in a post-secondary engineering program and career exploration opportunities. All engineering curriculum is project-based with hands-on activities that combine math and science skills with real-world problems. As part of an Academy cohort, students will share common classes with other Academy students and see integrated use of technology within these classes. Cohort students also participate in a year-long mentor program with industry professionals. Though our engineering classes are open electives, our Academy cohort students earn priority into these classes and additional opportunities, as well as earn an Engineering Certificate upon graduation.

DHS Engineering Certificate Requirements

To earn the DHS Engineering Certificate upon graduation, students must accomplish the following.

Be enrolled year-long and earn a passing grade in the following electives:

    • 2 out of 3 Foundational Courses

        • Introduction to Engineering Design

        • Computer Science Essentials or Computer Science Principles

        • Principles of Engineering (Required)

    • 1 Specialization Course

        • Digital Electronics

        • Computer Science Applications

        • Computer Integrated Manufacturing

        • Cybersecurity

        • Civil Engineering & Architecture

        • Environmental Science

Participate & successfully complete the DEDA Mentor Program during their junior year

Attend on average 1 field trip per semester

Create an online portfolio that meets the following requirements:

    • Includes:

        • Personal biography & goals

        • Resume

        • Project samples

    • Demonstrates:

        • Professional writing and organization

        • Technical writing

        • Problem-solving and teamwork

        • Design process & technical competencies

Students who complete the above requirements will earn a special distinction on their transcript indicating their participation in a PLTW Engineering and Design Academy as well as a certificate and cord for graduation.

Please view more information about the Academy using the links to the left. For specific information, questions, or comments, please contact any of the following people.

Academy Coordinator: Eugene Chou - choueugene@dublinusd.org

Academy Coordinator: Adam Brown - brownadam@dublinusd.org

Academy Counselor: Kim Halket -halketkim@dublinusd.org