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Engineering Systems Division (ESD) - Archived


MIT is tackling the large-scale engineering challenges of the 21st century through a new organization. The Engineering Systems Division (ESD) creates and shares interdisciplinary knowledge about complex engineering systems through initiatives in education, research, and industry partnerships. ESD broadens engineering practice to include the context of each challenge as well as the consequences of technological advancement.

ESD has a dual mission: to define and evolve engineering systems as a new field of study, and to help advance engineering education and practice by incorporating a holistic systems focus. As a division, ESD establishes an intellectual home for key programs and centers, engages faculty across departments and disciplines, and fosters discourse about engineering innovation.

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Recent Submissions

  • Magee, Christopher; Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel (2002-12)
    Examines core theory and contextual applications of the emerging field of Engineering Systems. The focus is on doctoral-level analysis of scholarship on key concepts such as complexity, uncertainty, fragility, and robustness, ...
  • de Neufville, Richard, 1939-; Cardin, Michel-Alexandre, 1979- (2008-12)
    This intensive micro-subject provides the necessary skills in Excel spreadsheet modeling for ESD.71 – Engineering Systems Analysis for Design. Its purpose is to bring entering students up to speed on some of the advanced ...
  • Tabors, Richard D. (2001-06)
    A team-based policy research subject focused on evaluation of energy technologies and their implementation within developing countries. Focuses on one or more specific nations, carries out a resource assessment, and develops ...
  • Nightingale, Deborah J. (2002-12)
    Addresses some of the important issues involved with the planning, development, and implementation of lean enterprises. People, technology, process, and management dimensions of an effective lean manufacturing company are ...
  • Wilson, Nigel H. M. (2003-12)
    Evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focussing on bus and rail. Description of technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost. Current ...