PLTW Engineering, Aeronautics & Robotics
Each PLTW Engineering course engages students in interdisciplinary activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, or exploring algae as a biofuel source. These activities build knowledge and skills in engineering, and empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.
Introduction to Engineering Design (1st Year)
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product.
Principles of Engineering (1st Year)
Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car.
Aerospace Engineering (Concentration/2nd year)
Students explore the physics of flight and bring what they’re learning to life through hands-on projects like designing a glider and creating a program for an autonomous space rover.
Engineering Design and Development (Capstone/2nd year)
Students identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.