2020 - 2021 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

5150/5151 Principles of Engineering A/B

0.5 credit per semester

This is a broad-based survey course to help students understand engineering and engineering technology and identify career possibilities. This course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Students develop problem-solving skills by tackling real-world engineering problems. Through theory and practical hands-on experiences, students address the emerging social and political consequences of technological change.

Algebra 1 and Introduction to Engineering Design B
Geometry or Higher
9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

Special Program or Cluster Designations:
  • Career Clusters and Career and Technology Education - Biosciences, Health Science, & Medicine
  • Additional Course Information:

    • Tech Ed Credit
    • Advanced-Level
    • Satisfies the Tech Ed credit graduation requirement

Principles of Engineering A/B

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