# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Engineering Studies (8491/36 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Engineering Studies (8491/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8491
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12
Prerequisites:Engineering Explorations I (8450/36 weeks)

Designed for students who intend to pursue engineering studies in college, Engineering Studies prepares students by emphasizing integration of mathematics, science, and English concepts and skills into engineering problems in a curriculum demanding rigorous study habits. Students are encouraged to become routinely inquisitive through brainstorming and prototyping. Students practice engineering skills and communication of technical information while applying the engineering design process to complete engineering projects.


As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

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.