Engineering Science (formerly Principles Of Engineering (POE)) is a high school-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 careers. Engineering Science gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. 

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Engineering curriculum     @  vandegrift   high   school

Foundation Courses:

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

Engineering Science (aka Principles of Engineering)

Specialization Courses:

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Digital Electronics (DE)

Capstone Course:

Engineering Design & Development (EDD)

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  • The typical student will graduate with an endorsement in one of five areas: STEM, Business and Industry, Public Service, Arts and Humanities, or Multi-disciplinary.
  • Each endorsement requires the student to take 4 science courses. Engineering Science counts as a science course. (A student can certainly take more than 4 science courses, and many students that take Engineering Science will do so.)
  • The STEM endorsement allows for specialization in one of five Programs of Study: Advanced Math, Advanced Science, Computer Science, Engineering (PLTW), or STEM Studies. Engineering Science is required for the Engineering (PLTW) Program of Study. For the Advanced Science and STEM Studies Programs of Study, it is not required to take Engineering Science, but the course will count as one of the required credits.