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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 Technology. 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 Scholarship at Trine.

High School Project Lead the Way Course = Trine University Credit

Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  15

Courses2: 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
Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  15

Courses2Need to take any 3 of the PLTW courses from the list below
Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  6

Courses2IED, POE (and/or AE) will count as a maximum of 6 unrestricted elective credits
Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  4

Courses2Need to take any 2 of the PLTW courses from the list below
Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  3

Courses2: Need to take IED, POE, and CEA to earn 3 credits as Professional Development Elective
Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  3

Courses2: Need to take IED, POE, EDD, and DE (or CIM) to earn 3 unrestricted elective credits
Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  3

Courses2: Need to take IED, POE, EDD, and DE (or CIM) to earn 3 unrestricted elective credits
Maximum Possible Trine Transfer Credits1:  3

Courses2Need to take IED, POE, EDD, and DE (or CIM) to earn 3 unrestricted elective credits

NOTES

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

PLTW Engineering Courses

IED = Intro to Engineering Design
POE = Principles of Engineering
AE = Aerospace Engineering
CEA = Civil Engineering and Architecture
CIM = Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CSP = Computer Science Principles
DE = Digital Electronics
ES = Environmental Sustainability
EDD = Engineering Design and Development

PLTW Biomedical Science Courses

PBS = Principles of Biomedical Science
HBS = Human Body Systems
MI = Medical Interventions
BI = Biomedical Innovation