MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Principles of Engineering Practice

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

3.003 (3.004)

Level

Undergraduate

Units

9 or 12

Term

Spring

Description

Introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of 21st-century engineering projects with three threads of learning: a technical toolkit, a social science toolkit, and a methodology for problem-based learning. Students encounter the social, political, economic and technological challenges of engineering practice via case studies and participation in engineering projects. Includes a six-stage term project in which student teams develop solutions through exercises in project planning, analysis, design, optimization, demonstration, reporting, and team building.

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