Engineering Curriculum

PLTW Engineering students adopt a problem-solving mindset, are engaged in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers, and are prepared with skills to step into any career path they take.

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Career Readiness Starting in High School

Each PLTW Engineering course engages students in interdisciplinary activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, or exploring algae as a biofuel source. These activities not only build knowledge and skills in engineering, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.

Prepare Today's Students for Tomorrow's Careers

Build students’ collaboration, teamwork, and communication skills so they can be ready to step into their future careers. Explore the links below to learn how PLTW alumni apply that knowledge in life and career – and learn about college credit opportunities through the American Council on Education here

Our Approach to Standards Connection is Focused on Student Outcomes and Flexibility.

Our programs are designed to empower students to thrive in an evolving world.

As a part of this process, we take standards connections into account when developing and updating our curriculum. 

We define connections as: 

  • Students complete a designated task(s) that demonstrates the outlined knowledge and/or skills of the specific standard or objective.
  • Our multidisciplinary programs align to a variety of standards and provide districts and schools with the flexibility to tailor programs to meet their specific state or local requirements as needed.

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PLTW Engineering Pricing

The PLTW Participation Fee is invoiced annually and does not increase with added courses or program expansion. Pricing subject to change.

Annual Participation Fee

PLTW schools participate on an annual basis, with year-long, uninterrupted access to hands-on, relevant curriculum for teachers and students.


(*High School programs can be combined and max at $5,400.)

Professional Development

PLTW Core Training immerses teachers in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment, challenges them to look at their classrooms in a new way, and empowers them to bring learning to life with PLTW.


Unlocking Real-World Skills for All Students

With PLTW Engineering you can:

  • Prepare students with career readiness skills for the roles they want and the reality they will face in college and beyond.
  • Inspire deeper learning with real-world experiences using the same tools and software used by professionals in engineering roles.
  • Equip students to succeed by practicing skills like collaboration, teamwork, and communication in the classroom.
Read PLTW High School Evidence Paper

Start Transforming Your Classrooms

  1. Explore Our Curriculum

    See how our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science make for a comprehensive PreK-12 learning experience.

  2. Plan for PLTW

    Plan for a lasting, strong program with support from PLTW throughout your implementation and beyond.

  3. Discover the Difference

    See how thousands of PLTW students and alumni across the country are unlocking their potential and thriving in college, career, and beyond.

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