Weber Innovation — An Early-College High School

Engineering Design and Development (EDD)

The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in this senior capstone course. Students work through the entire design process in teams of 2 to 4. Teams identify an engineering problem and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers.

Turning ideas into design will incorporate problem identification, market research and brainstorming possible solutions, advanced 3D modeling, implementation of the solution, and evaluation. The course is broken up into thirds:  1) research and exploration, 2) design and construction, and 3) testing, documentation and presentation.

Students will maintain a daily account of the design process in their engineering notebooks and will create a formal portfolio of their work. The completed portfolio has proven invaluable to students as they apply to college and seek employment.

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Prerequisites: Principles of Engineering (POE) and Introduction to Engineering Design (IED); 12th grade

Location: Weber Innovation Center

Course number:  84470

Instructor – Urban

Course length: 2 blocks in 1 semester

Credit:  1 credit CTE

Optional WSU Concurrent Enrollment $5.00/credit

DET 2460 Design Fundamentals Using 3D CAD 3 credits

Class Fee:  $10

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