3.004 Principles of Engineering Practice


Class Info

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.

This class has 8.01, and 18.01 as prerequisites.

3.004 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Kimerling.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays in 4-265.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 3.004 was rated 5.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 3.004 Class Site site or on the 3.004 Stellar site.

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