# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Engineering Design and Development (PLTW) (8443/36 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Engineering Design and Development (PLTW) (8443/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8443
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) (8439/36 weeks)

In this capstone course in Project Lead the Way (PLTW), teams of students, guided by community mentors, work together to research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems. Students synthesize knowledge, skills, and abilities through an authentic engineering experience. Students are expected to develop and formally present an independent-study project and a team-oriented project that are critiqued by an evaluation committee.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

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

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.