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Madison Metropolitan School District

Engineering Design (PLTW)


This course builds on the topics covered in Engineering Essentials or is appropriate for students that had prior engineering coursework in middle school. Students are introduced to the design process and the tools used in product development. Students will experience first-hand the activities in which engineers engage throughout the design cycle. Development of design briefs, sketching, 3D solid modeling, and prototyping through computer-aided drafting are part of the course. Students will have the opportunity to learn ways in which design techniques apply to many fields, such as healthcare, business, art and animation, manufacturing, engineering, etc. Problem-solving and math as it applies to producing products and services for today’s society are emphasized. (Dual/transcripted credit is offered)

  • Recommended Grades: 9-12
  • Course Number: TEC1010
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Course Fees: $30 *
  • Sequence Map: Engineering (Project Lead the Way)
  • Note: Elective; Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.

* Course fees are subject to change. You may be eligible for a fee waiver or reduction. The fee waiver request is included in the August online enrollment process under the socioeconomic status section. Your request will be reviewed by authorized school district personnel.