Introduction to Engineering Design

Sweetwater Union High School District

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - "G" Course

Also known as "Introduction to Design (ID)", it is a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) course that teaches problem-solving skills using the design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated using 3D solid modeling computer design software (Autodesk Inventor).

Project & Hands-On based Education

Some of the topics covered are: introduction to design, design portfolio development, sketching and visualization, geometric relationships, modeling, assembly modeling, model analysis, and verification, model documentation, presentation, production, and marketing.

Course Complete Outline HERE

Student Benefits

  • STEAM fields hands-on experience
  • Scholarships
  • Internships
  • Certifications
  • SDSU Preferred Admissions Program* details HERE

Why should you consider this class?

"The future of the economy is in STEM" says James Brown, executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. “That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.”

STEM is where jobs are today and where the job growth will be in the future. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) support that assertion. Employment in occupations related to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is projected to grow rapidly to a rate of 1 million per year.

More info about PLTW Engineering HERE

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Any 9-12 student can enroll in this course. Space limited!