Introduction to Engineering Design

Sweetwater Union High School District

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - Honors "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 U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow 17 percent by 2018—nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. By 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them. STEM is where jobs are today and where the job growth will be in the future.


More info about PLTW Engineering HERE

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