The PLTW Engineering (ENG) high school program is a sequence of courses which follows a proven hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning. ENG courses complement traditional mathematics and science courses and can serve as the foundation for STEM-centered or specialized studies. During the first year of implementation, it is recommended that schools offer at least one of the foundation courses and ultimately implement both foundation courses and one or more of the five specialization courses and/or capstone course.

ENG is designed to prepare students to pursue a post-secondary education and careers in STEM-related fields. Students are engaged through a combination of activities-based, project-based, and problem-based (APB) learning. APB learning not only creates an environment for applying engineering concepts to real problems, but also prepares students to solve problems, participate as part of a team, lead teams, speak to a public audience, conduct research, understand real-world impacts, analyze data, and learn outside the classroom. Even those students not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.

Engineering Course Information

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