Engineering Design

Last Updated: 2/16/2022 2:38 PM

Each Project Lead the Way 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 not only build knowledge and skills in engineering, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.  Through problems that engage and challenge students, they will explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation.  Students will delve deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to real world projects as they work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software.  In Engineering Principles and Computer Aided Manufacturing, students will continue learning and growing as they investigate and experience manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. 

Students get to test their designs and present to a panel at Rhode Island School of Design and can compete in design contests through SkillsUSA.


College Credit through participating PLTW colleges 

Precision Exam Certificate in Engineering

OSHA General Certificate

NEIT College Credit and Scholarship

CCRI ENGR 1020 3 Credits

Examples of Careers: Agricultural Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Engineer, Data Engineer, Landscape Architect, Architect, Surveyor


Course Sequence:

Engineering Design 1:  Introduction to Engineering Design 1 - Semester 90 Block Every Other Day

Engineering Design 2:  Principles of Engineering H 2 - Full Year 90 Minute Block Every Other Day

Engineering Design 3:  Civil Engineering H 3- Full Year 90 Minute Block Every Other Day

                                      Computer-Aided Design- Full Year 90 Minute Block Every Other Day 

Engineering Design 4:  Design & Development-Semester 90 Minute Block Every Other Day

                                     Computer-Aided Manufacturing-Semester 90 Minute Block Every Other Day

Industry Partner:  Rhode Island School of Design

Work-Based Learning:  Industry Project/Mentor

Post Secondary Partner:  CCRI

Career & Technical Student Organization:  SkillsUSA



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