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Principles of Engineering 

Principles Of Engineering (POE) is a high school-level survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech career POE gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education. 

To be successful in POE, students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

Principles Of Engineering is one of the foundation courses in the Project Lead The Way high school engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology. 

The course of study includes: 

·         Mechanisms

·         Energy Sources

·         Energy Applications

·         Machine Control

·         Fluid Power

·         Statics

·         Material Properties

·         Material Testing

·         Statistics

·         Kinematics

Links to Course Units

 This Project Lead the Way curriculum must be password protected and will be available in class only.  You will however be able to keep up with our progress and current location in the calendar below.

Students will also have access to all content through the PLTW Learning Management System (LMS).  Please go there as well to stay up to date on assignments and due dates.