ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT - PLTW (DET 2460 WSU CE)
In this capstone course, students will work in teams to develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. They will research, validate, and justify a technical problem. Each team will design, build, and test their solution. While progressing through the engineering design process, students will work closely with experts and will continually hone their organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, their creative and problem solving abilities, and their understanding of the design process. Finally, student teams will present and defend their original solution to an outside panel.
Course of study includes:
- Engineering Design Process
- Project Management
- Documenting an Engineering Design Process
- Teamwork and Professional Skills
- Problem Identification and Justification
- Intellectual Property
- Design Requirements
- Project Proposals
- Virtual Design & Testing
- Preliminary Design Reviews
- Testing a Prototype
- Presenting the Process and Results.