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PPA-STEM - Principles of Engineering (POE)


Grades 10, 11, 12

PLTW Engineering Pathway

This survey course of engineering exposes students to major concepts they'll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, documenting their work and communicating solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Recommendation: highly motivated students
  • Required: No


Note:  Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) offers credit for some PLTW courses. To earn credit you need a B or better in the course, a score of 7 or higher on the end of course exam and a fee. 


  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • POE
  • PPA - STEM Engineering
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