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Mechanical Machinery

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Project Lead the Way

Trine University partners with Project Lead the Way to help meet the ever-increasing demand for engineers and technologists to serve today's high-tech world.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that offers middle school and high school programs to help students learn and prepare for engineering and technology careers. Through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate and collaborate.

Trine University recognizes that PLTW programs help prepare students for high-demand engineering and technology careers, which require higher education like that offered in Trine University's Allen School of Engineering and Computing. The university supports PLTW by:

  • Offering the renewable Project Lead the Way Tuition Scholarship to students who have participated in its programs.
  • Awarding up to 15 hours of college credit for certain PLTW courses.

Learn more about the Project Lead The Way Tuition Award at Trine.

High School Project Lead the Way Course = Trine University Credit

Program Maximum possible
Trine Transfer Credits*
Remarks**
Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering 3 Need to take any 2 of the PLTW courses from the list below.
Chemical Engineering 7 2 credit hours of free electives per each PLTW courses listed below
Civil Engineering 3 Need to take IED, POE, and at least one CEA, ES or EDD to earn 3 credits as Professional Development Elective
Computer Engineering 3 Need to take IED, POE, EDD, and DE (or CIM) to earn 3 unrestricted elective credits.
Computer Science & Information Technology 6

CSA will transfer as CS 1113

CSP will transfer as CSIT 163

Design Engineering Technology 15 IED will transfer as ETD 103
POE will transfer as ETD 203
DE will transfer as ETD 273
Up to 6 additional credits may be granted as unrestricted elective credits.
Electrical Engineering 3 Need to take IED, POE, EDD, and DE (or CIM) to earn 3 unrestricted elective credits.
Mechanical Engineering 6 IED, POE, and/or AE will count as a maximum of 6 unrestricted elective credits.
Mechatronics & Robotics Engineering 6 IED, POE, and/or AE will count as a maximum of 6 unrestricted elective credits.
Plastics Engineering 3 IED will transfer as ETD 103
Software Engineering 3 Need to take IED, POE, EDD, and DE (or CIM) to earn 3 unrestricted elective credits.
Biomedical Sciences
Biology 8 2 credit hours of general electives per PLTW course below
Chemistry 8 2 credit hours of general electives per PLTW course below
Biochemistry 8 2 credit hours of general electives per PLTW course below
Forensic Science 8 2 credit hours of general electives per PLTW course below
Exercise Science 8 2 credit hours of general electives per PLTW course below

PLTW Engineering Courses

AE = Aerospace Engineering
CEA = Civil Engineering and Architecture
CIM = Computer Integrated Manufacturing

CSA = Computer Science A
CSP = Computer Science Principles

DD = Engineering Design and Development
DE = Digital Electronics
ES = Environmental Sustainability

IED = Intro to Engineering Design
POE = Principles of Engineering

 

PLTW Biomedical Science Courses

BI = Biomedical Innovation

HBS = Human Body Systems

MI = Medical Interventions

PBS = Principles of Biomedical Science

NOTES

* These are the maximum unrestricted electives in each major. ** Students must earn a “B” or better to earn credit