Introduction to Engineering Design

Introduction to Engineering Design

Introduction to Engineering Design - PLTW | WSU Concurrent Enrollment

DET 1010 (Introduction to Engineering & Technical Design) - 3 Credits

Suggested Grades: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

In this foundation course, students are taught to understand and apply the design process, create sketches, use computer software to design models, understand mass property calculations and parametric modeling, understand cost analysis, quality control, staffing needs, packing and product marketing, explore career opportunities in design engineering and understand what skills and education these jobs require, and develop portfolios to display their designs and present them properly to peers, instructors and professionals.

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They 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.

Course of Study Includes

  • Design Process
  • Technical Sketching & Drawing
  • Measurement & Statistics
  • 3D Modeling Skills
  • Geometry of Design
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Documentation
  • Advanced Computer Modeling
  • Design Team
  • Design Challenges
Current instructor: 

Khristen Massic

PLTW, Engineering, Technical Design
Faculty/Staff Group: 

Academic background

Mrs. Massic attended Brigham Young University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Teacher Education. In addition to her Secondary Education license, Mrs. Massic also has the following endorsements: Technology and Engineering, Drafting /CAD and Multimedia. Mrs. Massic is currently a graduate student at Brigham Young University studying Technology with an emphasis on Technology and Engineering Education.