pltw_logoCivil Engineering and Architecture Honors: Grades 10-12 – 1 credit (594)
Recommendation: Student should have completed Principles of Engineering or Intro to Engineering Design. Teacher permission may be granted in special circumstances to students showing special interest and aptitude.
This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. Topics covered include the roles of civil engineers and architects, project planning, site planning, building design, project documentation and presentation. Student design projects include playhouses, Habitat for Humanity Homes, and team design projects such as a fire station, restaurants, sports stadiums, shopping centers, and other commercial or civic structures.