• Principles Of Engineering

    Mr. Moats room 303  P.O.E.

    Principles Of Engineering (POE) is a high school sophomore level survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a post secondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech career opportunities. POE gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through upper level math activities and trigonometry projects, and problem-based learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, problem based learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills based upon engineering, upper level math and trigonometry concepts. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education. 


    To be successful in POE, students should have completed ALGEBRA II AS WELL AS INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (IED). Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.


    Principles Of Engineering is one of the foundation courses in the Project Lead The Way high school engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops upper level knowledge and skills in mathematics, trigonometry, science, and technology.


    The course of study includes :

    • Mechanisms
    • Energy Source
    • Energy Applications
    • Machine Control
    • Fluid Power
    • Statics
    • Material Properties
    • Material Testing
    • Statistics
    • Kinematics
     Necessary Supplies:
    •       Engineering Notebook (composition notebook with graph paper)
    • Pencils & Pen

    Grading Policy:

    All projects, engineering notebooks, weekly quizzes and portfolios assignments are weighted equally in this class.