Principles of Engineering (POE)

pltw_logoPrinciples of Engineering (POE) is a course that helps students understand the field of engineering and engineering technologies. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes will help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.

Principles of Engineering Honors: Grades 9-12 – 1 credit (591)
Recommendation: Student should have completed Algebra I with a B or higher.
Principles of Engineering is a broad-based survey course designed to help students understand the field of engineering and engineering technology and its career possibilities. Students will develop engineering problem solving skills that are involved in post-secondary programs and engineering careers. They will explore various engineering systems and manufacturing processes. They will also learn how engineers address concerns about the social and political consequences of technological change. The main purpose of this course is to experience through theory and hands-on problem solving activities what engineering is all about and to answer the question, is a career in engineering or engineering technology for me?‖