This class is open to freshmen and sophomores. 

    In this class student’s dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. There is academic work involved in this class. This academic work, writing and arithmetic, is in line with what student are learning in their freshmen and sophomore classes. This methodology supports the other classes and supports students skills by building on what they learn in those classes. 

    Students will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. Successful completion of a full year of this course will prepare students for the Principles of Engineering course. 

    This is a Dual Enrollment Class: Successful completion of a full year of this course, (POE) and the AE courses will count toward college from Coconino Community College.

    Curriculum Topics
    The topics below are among the essential skills for this program. This is not a comprehensive list of all available skills and goals, but given to show the scope of the curriculum. If you find you are not familiar with the meaning of the course topics, don't worry -- that's the language of engineering! You will master it one step at a time. Changes may occur year to year based on industry input, change in focus, or other factors. Please contact the program instructor for additional information chowdeshell@fusd1.org.
    Introduction to Engineering Design is intended to serve as a foundation course within CHS's Project Lead The Way: Pathway to Engineering course sequence. Topics covered in this course will be used in future courses.
    The course of study includes:
    The Role of the Engineer
    The Design Process
    Technical Sketching and Drawing
    Measurement and Statistics
    Geometric Shapes and Solids
    Dimensions and Tolerances
    3D Modeling Skills
    Reverse Engineering
    Product Improvement
    Structural Analysis
    Design Teams

    IED is one of the foundation courses in Panther Engineering Group PLTW course sequence. Students who have successfully completed the foundation courses Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE) at CHS will move on to the Aeronautical Engineering course.