Principles of Engineering
Principles of Engineering (POE) is a foundation
course of the high school engineering pathway. This survey course exposes
students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a
postsecondary engineering course of study. Through problems that engage and
challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including
mechanisms, the strength of materials and structures, automation, and
kinematics. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level
knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Students have the opportunity to develop skills and
understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based
(APB) learning. By solving rigorous and relevant design problems using
engineering and science concepts within a collaborative learning environment,
APB learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal
skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills. Students will also
learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers
and members of the professional community. It also allows students to develop
strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal
of education.

POE Unit Summary:
Unit 1………………Energy and Power (30%)
Unit 2………………Materials and Structures (24%)
Unit 3………………Control Systems (28%)
Unit 4………………Statistics and Kinematics (18%)