Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

    Topics Include
    • Student Portfolio Development

    Students learn how to develop and document engineering design portfolios

    • Sketching and Visualization 
    Students learn sketching and visualization techniques such as pictorials and annotated Sketches
    • Geometric Relationships 
    Students learn design relationships related to forms and shapes, geometric constraints, the Cartesian coordinate system and the origin plane
    • Modeling 
    Students learn apply conceptual, graphical, physical, mathematical, and computer modeling techniques (CAD, Inventor)
    • Assembly Modeling 
    Students learn about adding components, assembly constraints, part libraries, sub-assemblies, driving constraints, and adaptive design techniques
    • Model Analysis and Verification 
    Students learn about mass properties and tolerancing
    • Model Documentation 
    Students learn design and develop working drawings, with dimensioning and annotation
    • Presentation 
    Students apply communication techniques and develop presentation aids of engineering designs
    • Production & Marketing 
    Students learn how to design for manufacture,  process planning, trends in automated manufacturing, materials procurement, handling, cost analysis, quality control, manpower and facility requirements, product cost analysis & packaging requirements
    College Credit from RIT

    Qualifying students must have:

    • Have a minimum PLTW final class average of 85%
    • Have a stanine score of 6 or higher on the EoC assessment exam
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