Design & Drawing for Production/IED Syllabus

  • Mr. Sewert                                                                                                        17-18 IED

    Intro to Engineering Design

    Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday (Alternate day Friday)



    Course Description:

    Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school level course that is appropriate for students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

    Introduction to Engineering Design is one of three foundation courses in the Project Lead the Way high school pre-engineering program. The course applies and develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology. This course is also fulfils the art and music credit for graduating.

    Course Goals / Objectives:

    By the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

    1. Apply the Design Process

    2. Create technical sketches and drawings

    3. Create engineering documentation and demonstrate drawing standards

    4. Demonstrate proper measurement and statistical analysis

    5. Use applied geometry

    6. Create 3D CAD solid models

    7. Complete and reverse engineering project

    8. Design a product based on a client’s wants

    9. Participate in a virtual design challenge

    10. Demonstrate presentation design and delivery

    Course Outline:   (40 Weeks) 

    Unit1: Design Process 

    Unit2: Technical Sketching and Drawing 

    Unit3: Measurement and Statistics 

    Unit4: Modeling Skills

    Unit5: Geometry of Design

    Unit6: Reverse Engineering

    Unit7: Documentation

    Unit8: Advanced Computer Modeling 

    Unit9:  Design Team 

    Unit10:  Design Challenges 


    Materials Needed for IED:

    -          1 Inch 3 ring binder

    -          5 dividers

    -          Mechanical Pencil .7 led (regular wooden pencils are fine – mechanical works better)

    -          Eraser

    -          Calculator – not on daily basis

    Assessment Standards / Grading Practices:

    Grades will be calculated on a point basis.  Projects will be based on a scale depending on the assignment or project.  Daily work and participation grades will be based on completion of the engineering notebook, portfolio, or homework.  Quizzes, cumulative unit exams and a National PLTW IED Assessment will be given during the 40 week course. All assignments are due on the date that is given. Any assignment turned in after that point will be penalized for being late. Work may be resubmitted for credit until the end of that marking period the assignment is due in.

    All students must maintain an Engineering Notebook and Portfolio during the course. They will be checked periodically throughout semester. 

    College Credit Opportunity:

    RIT offers PLTW students the opportunity to receive 3 undergraduate credits for five PLTW courses:  Introduction to Engineering Design (Design & Drawing for Production), Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, and Civil Engineering & Architecture.

    To qualify, students must earn a stanine score of 6 or higher on the end-of-year exam (6 equals a C; 7 equals a B; 8 and 9 equal an A), and have a class average of 85% or higher. The cost for each course is $225 and each course is worth three semester credits.

    *All students will already be taking the National PLTW IED Assessment at the end of the course which is one requirement for RIT college credits. More Details will follow towards the end of the year and will be sent home with students in the course.

    General Student Expectations

    -          Come prepared. (Pencil, engineering notebook, calculator, etc.)

    -          Be on time to class.

    -          Participate in classroom discussions in a positive manner.  Be polite.

    -          Follow and use the lab and classroom rules.


    • Students are not permitted to access the storage areas without instructor permission.

    -          Attending class is absolutely crucial since the CAD lab is only of open for a certain amount time after school and it will be very easy to fall behind if class is missed consistently.  Checking for missed assignments is your responsibility.

    -          Yes, we all know that electronics are allowed in school, but their use in the classroom is by the teacher’s discretion.  There is no reason why your phone should be out during instructional time.  There will be times where you will need to use your phone to take pictures to document your projects.

    • Students are expected to stay in the classroom during class time and are especially expected to remain seated.  If you should need to use the restroom a hall pass must be given by the instructor. Do not abuse bathroom privileges.

    Disciplinary Action:

     Any act(s) of plagiarism will result in a grade of ZERO for all parties involved in that project and a teacher detention (1 day after school 10th period) and a phone call home to parents.  Any student, who is disruptive in class, does not complete a project and receives a ZERO for it, or is late for class will receive a teacher detention (1 day after school 10th period).  If the student continues to disrupt class, arrive late, or skips the teacher detention, 2 teacher detentions will be assigned and a phone call home to parents.  If the student continues any of the above, the matter will be brought to the attention of the guidance counselors and administration and a parent/teacher conference will be requested.  In addition, all school guidelines found in the student handbook regarding discipline will be enforced. 


    If you have any questions concerning this course, please do not hesitate to contact me through the high school office.

    Thank you for your cooperation.  I look forward to working with your son or daughter.





    Mr. Sewert