# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Principles of Engineering (PLTW) (8441/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Principles of Engineering (PLTW) (8441/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8441
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11
Prerequisites:Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) (8439/36 weeks)

In this Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course, students explore the engineering profession and the fundamental aspects of engineering problem solving. Students study the historical and current impacts of engineering on society, including ethical implications. Mathematical and scientific concepts will be applied to fundamental engineering topics, including mechanics and electrical-circuit theory.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.