Course: TE501 Engineering Design and Development (EDD) TC

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Technology/Engineering

Type: Standard, Potential College Credit

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: Geometry, Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2.  Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is a yearlong transcripted Project Lead The Way capstone course. Students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, students design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. Students will have access to the FAB Lab, Woods Lab, and Metals Lab. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.


  • Create a solution to a problem using a design process

  • Create a Statement of Purpose using the details from their problem statement

  • Create and execute a market research plan to gather data related to an identified problem

  • Combine, refine, and optimize conceptual ideas to effectively solve a problem

  • Communicate professionally with experts and mentors to obtain feedback on the technical feasibility of their product design, document the interactions, and implement recommended changes to their product design

  • Build a Functional Prototype

  • Identify, define and implement necessary modifications to their design based upon their test results

  • Gather data and information compiled throughout the project and create a project portfolio and presentation of their design solution