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Browsing Engineering Systems Division (ESD) - Archived by Title

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  • Leveson, Nancy (2002-12)
    A reading and discussion subject on advanced topics in the engineering of software systems. Focus on software development. Topics differ but are chosen from: software process and lifecycle; requirements development, ...
  • Leveson, Nancy (2003-06)
    Covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical systems. Topics include: the nature of risk, formal accident and human error models, causes of accidents, fundamental concepts of system ...
  • Murman, Earll; McManus, Hugh; Weigel, Annalisa; Haggerty, Allen (2008)
    This course introduces the fundamental Lean Six Sigma principles that underlay modern continuous improvement approaches for industry, government and other organizations. Lean emerged from the Japanese automotive industry, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hansman, Robert John; Liebeck, Robert H; Murman, Earll M., 1942-; Haggerty, Allen C (2003-12)
    Subject addresses a holistic systems engineering approach for aircraft development. Focuses on the conceptual phase of product definition during which all aspects relevant to a new or derivative aircraft must be considered. ...
  • Willcox, Karen; de Weck, Olivier (2004-06)
    This course is mainly focused on the quantitative aspects of design and presents a unifying framework called "Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization" (MSDO). The objective of the course is to present tools and ...
  • Barrett, Edward C.; Bentley, Frank (2006-06)
    This class offers students an opportunity to experiment with various forms and practices of cellphone communication and, most importantly, to propose and develop a semester-long project using advanced A780 cellphones donated ...
  • Jones, Caroline (2002-12)
    Critical examination of major developments in European and American art during the past century. Surveys art's engagements with modernization, radical politics, utopianism, mass culture, changing conceptions of mind and ...
  • Tsitsiklis, John (2005-12)
    This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 ...
  • Ozdaglar, Asu (2005-06)
    This course is offered to graduates and is an introduction to fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design with motivations drawn from various applications including distributed control of wireline and wireless ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel; Kochan, Thomas A. (2002-06)
    Focuses on the organization of the future, identifies its characteristics, and explores the implications for living in, managing, and leading such an organization. Also focuses on skills such as organizational diagnosis, ...
  • Caplice, Christopher George, 1961-; Sheffi, Yosef, 1948- (2003-12)
    See description under subject 1.260J. This course is a survey of analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is ...
  • Lyneis, James; de Weck, Olivier; Eppinger, Steven (2003-12)
    The course is designed for students in the System Design and Management (SDM) program and therefore assumes that you already have a basic knowledge of project management. The objective is to introduce advanced methods and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Newman, Dava J. (2004-12)
    Presents basic concepts in group dynamics and leadership. A structured set of outdoor experiences complements classroom activities. Restricted to entering students in the Technology and Policy Program.
  • Newman, Dava (2005-12)
    This seminar meets six times during the semester. Students work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. An initial Outward Bound experience builds trust, teamwork and communications. Readings and ...
  • Magee, Christopher L.; Sussman, Joseph (2009-12)
    In establishing the Engineering Systems Division, MIT has embarked on a bold experiment – bringing together diverse areas of expertise into what is designed to be a new field of study. In many respects, the full scale ...
  • 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, ...
  • Selin, Noelle (2010-06)
    This course explores how scientific information can be used to inform policy decision-making processes through the use of quantitative modeling techniques. It incorporates both hands-on analysis and practice using models ...
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