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DIGITAL ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (DE/CIM) PLTW

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS™(DE) PLTW

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade: 11-12

Credits: 1.5
DUAL CREDIT: UCM ENGT 1011, 1050 (7 credits available to eligible students)

PREREQUISITE: GPA: 2.5 cumulative or higher; Attendance: 90% or higher; Math: Algebra I, B- or higher; Reading/Writing: 10th
grade level
Recommended: Average Math and Engineering grade: B- or higher. *Engineering involves applied mathematics; therefore,
students are strongly encouraged to take the most rigorous math course for which they qualify and concurrently with their
engineering course.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for PLTW Member Schools: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering

This fast-paced, college level course in applied logic gives students the opportunity to learn how computers/logic circuits think and
control the world around us. Students will use applied math to understand the logic behind the circuits, as well as, computer
simulation software to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of the circuits. Students will have the
opportunity to learn everything from basic electronic circuit design, logic circuit design, all the way up to and including programming
and interfacing with microcontrollers. Student can expect to use the engineering design process to think critically and
independently solve open-ended problems.

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING™(CIM) PLTW

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades: 11-12

Credits: 1.5
Dual Credit: UCM ENGT 1012 (2 credits available to eligible students)
PREREQUISITES:
GPA: 2.5 cumulative or higher; Attendance: 90% or higher; Algebra I with a B- or higher; Reading/Writing:
10th grade level.
Recommended: Average Math and Engineering grade: B- or higher. *Engineering involves applied mathematics; therefore,
students are strongly encouraged to take the most rigorous math course for which they qualify and concurrently with their
engineering course. *Engineering involves applied mathematics; therefore, students are strongly encouraged to take the most
rigorous math course for which they qualify and concurrently with their engineering course.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for PLTW Member Schools: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering

This exciting course provides students with the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing technology in a global perspective.
Students will have individual and team projects in the following areas of manufacturing: Computer Modeling-using a threedimensional,
solid modeling software package with mass property analysis and design interface tools. CNC Equipment -
understanding the machinery and tools and their operating and programming aspects. CAM Software - converting computer
generated geometry into a program to drive CNC machine tools. Robotics- robotic arm programming and how they are used for
materials handling and assembly operations. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - working in teams to design manufacturing work
cells and table top factory simulations. The students will interact with industry experts and should expect to be challenged with
ideation and creation of projects while working within a set of constraints. There will also be client connected projects that will be
done as part of our connections to business partners in the area.