pltw_logoIntroduction to Engineering Design (IED) is the weighted introductory engineering course at Twin Valley High School. In this course students learn to work with Adobe Inventor, the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software used all of Twin Valley’s Technology Education engineering courses. In this course students’ develop and create projects through the use of design process. Projects include the puzzle cube, toy train, lasered keychains, glasses, and 3D puzzles.

Introduction to Engineering Design Honors: Grades 9-12 – 1 credit (590)
Recommendation: Student should have completed Algebra I with a B or higher.
This introductory course develops student problem solving skills, with emphasis placed upon the concept of developing a 3-D model or solid rendering of an object. Students focus on the application of visualization processes and tools provided by modern, state-of-the-art computer hardware and software. This modern computer-based process replaces traditional hand drawing methods. The course will emphasize the design development process of a product and how a model of that product is produced, analyzed, and evaluated using a Computer Aided Design System. Various design applications will be explored with discussion of possible career opportunities.