MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

2.813

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Spring

Description

Introduction to the major dilemma that faces manufacturing and society for the 21st century: how to support economic development while protecting the environment. Subject addresses industrial ecology, materials flows, life-cycle analysis, thermodynamic analysis and exergy accounting, manufacturing process performance, product design analysis, design for the environment, recycling and ecological economics. Combines lectures and group discussions of journal articles and selected literature, often with opposing views. Graduate students complete term-long project with report required for graduate credit.

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