Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the PLTW high school engineering program. It is an open-ended engineering course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a well-defined and justified humanitarian open-ended problem by applying an engineering design process. 

The EDD course of study includes: 

  • Engineering Design Processes
  • Project Management
  • Documenting an Engineering Design Process
  • Teamwork and Professional Skills
  • Problem Identification and Justification
  • Research 
  • Intellectual Property rights
  • Design Requirements
  • Project Proposals
  • Design and Technical Drawings
  • Prototyping
  • Testing a Prototype
  • Documentation & Presenting the Process and Results

  Sample Projects  

NOTE:  Please DO NOT request access to the documentation as it will not be provided.  Only students & faculty with a valid MCVSD email account will be able to access the sample project documentation.  

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